I believe that the observance of All Souls Day is crucial.
What is most vivid for me about Joseph is how he is moved by Jesus’ death.
Recently, a parishioner described to me her experience of a funeral at another church. “They kept talking about the person’s ‘transition,’” she said. “It took me a while to figure out that they were using that word as a euphemism for death.”
In keeping with a resounding theme, Advent, this year, has truly served as a time to reflect on love
Upon occasion, we have the privilege and honor to sit with the dying, to accompany death as she visits and extinguishes the flame of life afore us.
“When you were a child, who taught you how to grieve?”
All Hallows’ Eve offers us an invitation unlike anything else in our culture.
When suffering and grief inevitably find them, I want my children to be able to access the rituals of Allhallowtide
For a friendship more separate than equal, we don our funeral black, and sign the guest book on the way in, all our children watching and following our lead with solemnity.
I find myself searching for a theology resource I could feel comfortable with, not just in content but in approach.