(Christmas Eve Holy Supper)
No longer Christmas
The second week is incredibly painful for many of us;
I have been spared for the most part;
one of my friend's Dad's health maybe in grave jeopardy;
someone I love deeply lost their spiritual father;
blog friends are losing fathers and fathers-in-law, mother-in-law;
thinking about the grief is dizzying.
My friend Mara is out of the hospital;
I have yet to be able to speak to her, due to my schedule.
It is a family member's birthday;
At least four women I know are pregnant;
in the midst of death is life;
Lent is here and we must seek God's mercy
and His joy that is found even in the midst of great pain.
I think of the beatitude,
blessed are those who morn
for they shall be comforted.