Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Walking with Grief

The following thoughts are beautifully written by  Andy Raine, one of the founders of the  Northumbria Prayer Community, and found in the book Celtic Daily Prayer.

Do not hurry as you walk with grief;
it does not help the journey.
Walk slowly, pausing often:
do not hurry as you walk with grief.
Be not disturbed by memories that come unbidden.
Swiftly forgive; and let Christ speak for you unspoken words.
Unfinished conversation will be resolved in him.
Be not disturbed.
Be gentle with the one who walks with grief.
If it is you, be gentle with yourself.
Swiftly forgive; walk slowly, pausing often.
Take time, be gentle as you walk with grief.

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