Culturally I feel like I am ill equipped for grief. Grief and death are events to be wrapped by professionals and delivered in a short period of time before everyone is encouraged to get on with it.
I look at some of the beautiful cultures around me and how they enter into grief and death, how they sit in ashes (metaphorically) and how their community of loved ones enters with them.
This Easter I am trying to hold space for the grief of Saturday better. To not avoid the grief but to be present to it and in doing so to be more human.
These strange times we find ourselves in confront us with many emotions that have been able to be ignored in our usual busyness.
Below is a reflection to participate in – holding space for grief and for Jesus on this Easter Saturday.