Friday, 13 March 2009
A Grief Observed
Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
There's a quote worth thinking about. It's especially relevant to me at the moment as my family are experiencing tremendous grief due to the death of my cousin. How do you comfort someone in those painful throes of suffering? What words will bring some comfort to those who feel as if they've had their very heart ripped out of their chest?
All I know for sure is this...The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -- Psalm 34:18