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March 04, 2019


Andy P

Thanks for your thoughts and your honesty as you continue to mourn Aileen. I have been wondering about sadness a lot recently. Ministering to people going through all sorts of stuff and having experienced some personal loss, I have frequently felt sad in recent months and am learning to accept that this experience of sadness is the appropriate human response to the brokenness of the world. Sadness is a way of acknowledging that 'this is not the way it is supposed to be.' Living with the sadness, not seeking to deny it, or to move to quickly away from it, is perhaps itself an act of protest at that deficit you mention.

Anyway, thank you for your post which has forced me to articulate some of my own thoughts and experiences.

I will continue to pray for strength, courage and comfort within the sadness.

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