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12/13/2009

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Susanne Methven

Kristi,

St John's Episcopal (4200 S Atlanta Pl 74105) will offer "When Christmas Hurts" a gentle service for those struggling with grief, addictions, depression or other emotions at Christmas. The service will be December 20th at 4:30 pm in Powell Hall at St John's. All are welcome to come to the service and the fellowship afterwards.

Charlie Yount

First of all, Kristie, I am so sorry for your loss. Suffering, death, and resurection: It's a metaphoric template repeated with rhythmic regularity at points of crisis in my own life experience, most keenly in times of grief. When suffering has so suffocated my soul that the bright lights of Christmas no longer mock because those lights are no longer bright, joy has not been an option. For me, on my own journey, there have been times when dispair has been unavoidable or at least seemingly so; I am not able to find my way around it; the only pathway is through it.

But there's always been at my very core, when all else is lost, an abiding faith that there is meaning even in those very depths of dispair; there is meaning even in the dispair itself. It is especially at those times that God walks with me, holds my hand, holds me to her bossom. There have been times when I have been so alienated from the rest of the world that it's been only me and God, but I have always had that, even when I couldn't articulate it: God is with me.

Dtatusko

many of us in various social media places got to know him well enough to call friend over the past year or so. this was a shock to us as well. many are trying to forms ways to remember him as a community of christ via the media that introduced us to him on or about the 26th of the month.

you can also see many of the comments pouring in here: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=&ands=&phrase=&ors=&nots=&tag=&lang=all&from=&to=gideony&ref=&near=&within=15&units=mi&since=&until=&rpp=25

finally, he an i shared a common language in music with one another, one of our several bonds.

the last song he shared now takes on a meaning of new depth. as i posted tonight:

this was basically @gideony's farewell letter. we just did not know. http://bit.ly/5I2qEehttp://bit.ly/4XRGC2

very hard stuff to comprehend. but know that there is a very large community all trying to work through this together.

peace.

Dtatusko

actually this is a better search to see who is grieving. http://search.twitter.com/search?q=gideony

Term Papers

I'm really sorry for your friend. I totally agreed wit you that, " I don't think God would want us to put our grief on hold. I think our grief and our tears are tributes to the life that was lost to us."
Keep sharing.

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