Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Death. Grief. Loss. Suffering.

This week my heart is heavy for my dear friends J&M. J's father died suddenly Sunday morning. He was just 60 years old. He was full of life and energy and plans for the future. He was going to watch the Super Bowl. He was going to see his grandkids. He had a sailing trip planned. He had so many years in front of him. 

How is it then, that in one tiny moment, we go from living to dieing? We draw our last breath. We say our last word. We leave this world.

Death. Grief. Loss. Suffering.

Such heavy topics but such a big part of life.

I have had a number of conversations lately with people who have experienced great loss and suffering. Lessons learned. Lives changes. Hearts transformed.

This week I'd like to share some things I've heard recently about this topic. I've experienced my small share of loss, and I'm amazed at what we are called to face on our journey through life. 

While this topic is easy to shy away from, there's so much we can learn from one another.

J&M, praying for you both, loving you and grieving alongside you.

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