A Litany For Those Not Ready For Healing

Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band­ aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular pain being felt in aContinue reading “A Litany For Those Not Ready For Healing”

Comfort and Hope in Grief

Leaden clouds, threatening and dark atop winter trees, bare and black, when all at once the robin red alighted on a branch ahead. no colour elsewhere could I see but for bonny robin on yonder tree. L.D. prayer Our Father, today I am sad. During Christmas week, two young people – in separate incidents –Continue reading “Comfort and Hope in Grief”

A Prayer for the People of the Philippine Islands

Typhoon Ursula, Philippine Islands, Christmas Day 2019 Our Father, we pray for those who have been devastated by the typhoon on the Philippine Islands this Christmas Day. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly and hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort.Continue reading “A Prayer for the People of the Philippine Islands”

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