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Category Archives: Grief

Thomas Moore

“Care of the soul requires acceptance of dying. The temptation is to champion our familiar ideas about life right up to the last second, but it may be necessary in the end to give them up, to enter into the movement of death.”

Alice Steinbach

“Has it ever occurred to you, that we are shaped more by our sorrows than our joys? When I look back, it’s not the happy times that still have power over my life. It’s the places where things went wrong.”

Kahlil Gibran

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?”

Carl Jung

“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

Transforming Ruins into Foundations — Sermon by the Rev. David Pyle

Last preached July 25th, 2010 There is a lesson that I have learned as a Chaplain Resident with Rainbow Hospice.  It is a lesson that I see clearly both in the book of Lamentations and in the words of the Psalmist that we read a few minutes ago.  It is Read more →