Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The deep dark chasm of grief

It was great to see a friend of mine over the weekend.

He's a buddy from Medical School and although we haven't had a huge amount of time together over the years since we graduated, I've always considered him to be one of my best friends.

He was one of the ushers at my wedding and just an all around great guy.

He gave me a copy of the book, A Grief Observed, by CS Lewis-a classic on the spiritual journey of grief.

In the introduction the authors step-son reminds us that despite being a strong and determined Christian, his Dad also fell into the deep dark chasm of grief while in the midst of whirling thoughts and while groping for support and guidance after the death of his wife.

"If we find no comfort in the world around us, and no solace when we cry to God, if it does nothing else for us, at least this book will help us to face our grief and to misunderstand a little less completely."

I'm reading it for the second time.

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