Tag Archives: #Grief

Loving Like Jesus

As I did the morning readings, something in the Gospel acclamation in John 13 sent me off on a tangent.  I have been given a new commandment to love one another as Jesus loves me. What exactly does this mean … Continue reading

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Held Fast

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Grief Erupts

The one thing I know about grief is you never know when the tsunami will wash over you, making it hard to breathe and find solid ground. There can be these serene, still waters around you and then bam! An … Continue reading

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Address Book Changes

Friendship has ebbs and flows, and trying to weather challenges sometimes changes your address book.   I first found that phrase in a book by Stephanie Ericsson entitled Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief.  Ericsson had lost her husband … Continue reading

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Times of Doubt

Doubting Thomas Feast Day today brings up many questions about poor Thomas who is struggling with his grief.  We have so many questions about grief, God, and goodness. When a death occurs that seems unfair, we can doubt what we … Continue reading

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Out of Sync

  This morning at mass we sang Christmas carols because it was the Feast of St. John the Baptist. I smiled.  Apparently the 11-year-old prayer warrior who died recently loved Christmas so singing O Come O Come Emmanuel as a … Continue reading

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Sowing Bountifully

  In today’s First Reading from 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, we read that the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Tonight I am incredibly tired.  My mind is on several families who are facing hard times.  In the morning, … Continue reading

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