“Enter Into Suffering In A Real, Caring Way”

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.”

Read “Christians Suck at Grieving.”

 

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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