Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday, it is a day of mourning. And although we have so much to mourn, we tend to brush Holy Saturday aside. We busy ourselves with preparations for tomorrow and we forget to grieve. Today is the day when we have to begin to come to terms with the loss of the most important person in our lives. We are bereft. Anyone who has lost a loved one knows the pain and sorrow of this day. We know it will take a long time for the pain to fade, perhaps even the rest of our lives. But while today is a very sad day, if we believe the gospel story, we know that our sadness will be temporary, we do have hope. But we cannot rush into Easter. Today we have to live in the grief. And for my friends who are grieving their own loss today, know that your grief is holy, it is a sign of your capacity for love. Easter will come in its time and you will have cause to rejoice again. For today, just know that you are not alone.

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About pathawkins

Do you need to know who I am to appreciate this blog? Perhaps. Or perhaps not. Knowing who I am may encourage you to read my posts, or it may encourage you not to bother - but that will say more about you than it says about me! So, just in case it matters, I can tell you that I am a progressive, white, middle-class, middle-aged, pro-choice, married, lesbian, American, Episcopalian woman who has studied psychology, theology and liturgy. I work in a church as well as being a reverse mortgage counselor. I am well educated and fairly well-spoken. But, I'm neither pretentious enough nor arrogant enough to think that my words will change attitudes, much less lives. On the other hand, if my words or images can open a window to another way of looking at something or if they can provide comfort or joy, I know I will be blessed in return.

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