Saturday, June 25, 2016
Grief and Grace
A moment of grief
followed by a circle of grace.
Grief and grace
Often hand in hand grief and grace
move through life.
The power of grief is that it stops us
it opens us
it has power to cleanse us with tears...
tears that come in all sizes and varieties.
The senseless hate that led to death in Orlando
created a cavern of grief....
space so deep and wide
it left so many of us breathless
as if floating in zero gravity...
but slowly our feet landed back on the ground
and we gathered
united with others in our community
to make abundantly clear that our feet
are firmly planted
and are here to stay.
A young one in our midst wrote words
telling her own story
Her mother read the words
as she stood before us with such courage
the very grace
that when we encounter it we see a way forward
filled with hope.
That young one in our midst
surrounded by a circle of woman
offering her as much grace as she carry...
beautiful to see.
Such grief and grace will
surely lead us
into the days and months
and years to come.