‘With grief you have to leave all your doors and windows open; it comes and goes as it pleases. Those 10 years have been as kind as they can be, softening the edges of the pain, though leaving the centre largely untouched.’ ~Abie Philbin Bowman, (brother of Jonathan whose 10th anniversary occurs at this time
Many of us have experienced some significant loss in our lifetime. It is not just confined to the death of a loved one but it can also be any significant loss in our lives that throws us off balance. It has been said that time is a great healer and it is. But often with time the impact of the loss can really hit home. To describe time as softening the edges of the pain while leaving the centre largely untouched is an honest reflection. It is an indicator that for many people there is a lot of pain and issues unresolved. We try and move on but the pain of the loss will always be there in some way. It is good and healthy to name this pain and those significant losses in our lives. In the context of spirituality it is also good to ask God to bring healing to our pain and loss. We pray today for anyone who is grieving and coping with any significant loss in their lives.