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Good, Grief

October 10, 2019

Drew Hensley is a Presbyterian colleague who recently wrote this —

It was probably a year ago I found myself watching YouTube video after YouTube video; not of cats playing pianos or dogs speaking (I knew that’s what you were thinking) but of blind people receiving eye transplants and experiencing vision for the first time. It was amazing to witness the raw emotion and overwhelming, speechless joy of these individuals.

As tears streamed down their face it didn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that their lives were forever changed. They had new insight (literally) that they never had before. Certain experiences that were once out of their grasp, for the first time encompassed a new awe inspiring reality.

As we journey through grief; whatever the circumstance may be, our vision has been forever altered. There are things you are now able to see and process that you were never able to before. There are ways in which you will be able to interact with and care for others experiencing suffering that is uniquely insightful, helpful, and healing that others cannot.

This caught my attention today since Pastor Harvey and Christine and I are offering Grief Support Groups at our churches this year. Small groups, big impact.

What do you say in response to Drew’s assertion here? I look forward to hearing from you in any of our usual ways.

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