Grief is, perhaps, the most intimate of ...

... spiritual practices. It is at once both an experience and a process - a journey that takes us deeper and farther than we would willingly choose to go. Because nothing less than our very soul is at stake, it makes possible a unique perspective which focuses our attention exclusively on that which is of vital and essential value for our living.

Matters of life and death and ultimate meaning take center stage. We have no choice but to grapple with the core reality of who we are, in the hope that somehow light will shine into the midst of our darkness.

It is a spiritual practice because it requires patience and stamina beyond what seems possible, and because ultimately it is not accomplished through our own efforts, but as pure gift straight from the heart of the Sacred Presence who accompanies us on the journey.

~ by Roger Lynn  (pastor, poet, photographer, Webmaster)