Category: grief

Home to Heart: GRIEF

  I have felt an abiding feeling of sadness lately, both in myself and in the people with whom I have spoken on the telephone. I expected that this pandemic would generate feelings of fear and uncertainty, but where is the sadness coming from?   On reflection, I realize that the sadness is grief. So many people have had to give up so much because of this virus. Long-anticipated trips have been cancelled. Plans for retirement have been delayed. Rites of passage like... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Monday, March 30, 2020
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A Service for the Longest Night

The following sermon by Rev. Jonathan Chesney was included in Church of the Holy Communion's Longest Night Service on Dec. 12, 2019.    It is the best of times; it is the worst of times.   The best, because, what could be bad about emphasizing joy, peace, and good will? About lifting up charity and kindness? About giving gifts and spending time with loved ones? The worst because, as a larger group, we humans do not do nuance very well…... Read More
Posted by Emily Austin at Thursday, December 12, 2019
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