April 24, 2015
Writing on the Huffington Post Religion blog, Zach Hunter share his thoughts on why Christians aren’t very good at grieving.
“Nobody wants to feel bad. . . walking alongside a grieving person places us directly in the middle of acute pain for which we do not have an explanation. Flimsy, bumper-sticker spiritual platitudes do little to offer comfort to others, but they may allow us to hide from the honest reality for which we don’t have answers. While we may be compassionate, we avoid empathy — going to a place emotionally that allows us to feel at some level what others are feeling.”