better late than never

i was privileged to spend Friday evening in deep remembrance of the pain and suffering of Christ. commemorating with other followers the moments leading up to and during the crucifixion. feabily trying to empathize with those who were there, with those who lost leader, a dear friend, a son. i have been acutely aware of the severe mercy of loss in recent weeks. although i have never met mark or amy or micah palmer, i have known them through their words for a few years now. on my journey towards marriage, the idea of that loss - the loss of a lover, a friend, a lifemate - is almost crippling. i find myself often in tears feeling the pain of one i do not know. we are all so connected.

thank you, david and jenn for helping me enter in the weekend being mindful of all that was and all that is and all that is to come. i am grateful. here's to more moments of awareness.

1 comment:

David said...

i am glad you were able to make it friday and i wish i could have seen you. but i wanted to slip out so as to not deal with any feedback and stay focused.

i think we have tried to push suffering and pain away from our faith but the Teacher made it prominent in his teaching and his life. we miss out on so much when we marginalize any part of the gospel. awareness. amen.