Thursday, 3 February 2011

Some new friends.....

A week ago I started a church-based bereavement course...yesterday was session #2 with the endearing title "Experiencing the pain of grief (part 1)." (Part 1!!!????)
We looked at emotions, feelings, behaviour, thought life and health/physical sensations which grief provokes. As you can imagine it was a bit of a tear jerker....but the good news is that I'm amongst people who (those I didn't already know) have very quickly become friends because we are all on the same painful road....
So, it's back for "Experiencing the pain of grief (part #2)" next week....oh joy !

3 things I read yesterday which I find incredibly provocative :-
  • "Joy is not the absence of pain but the presence of God" (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - whoever he is !)
  • "To have life in focus we must have death in our field of vision" (Nigel McCulloch-Bishop of Manchester)
  • "Come to me, all you who are burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Jesus of Nazareth)

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you met other people who are struggling with same difficulties. It is a real blessing to realise that you are not on your own with your problems and just being able to share/listen experiences related to this subject. It will help you a lot. God bless you, Craig and may He be your healer.