Loss takes many forms and isn’t just about death. You may have experienced a goodbye in your life (friends moving away, an empty nest, the loss of a beloved pet, a change of congregations). Maybe you’ve experienced the aging process with its physical and mental changes and loss of abilities. Maybe you’ve experienced a natural disaster, unmet expectations, infertility, lost dreams or changes brought on by retirement; the list goes on.
Grief, too, comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s a brief period of sadness before life resumes its usual pace. At other times, it brings us to our knees and is marked by sighs too deep for words, hovering for a prolonged period of time.
What about you? What losses do you face? How are you grieving?
This message is an excerpt from “Loss comes in many forms” by Sonia C. Solomonson in the October 2019 issue of Gather magazine.Today we remember Agnes, martyr, who died around 304.
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