March 28, 2013
“On Grief” by Jana Reiss
Jana Riess, a columnist for Religion News Service, talks about missing her mother, who died in January. The death of a loved one can make it seem as though the whole world has stopped and nothing can ever be the same. One surprise is that ordinary life goes on. “And that feels like such a betrayal.” Jana Riess says. “Mom should be here. I should be able to call her, to see her, to chat about what we’re reading, to make plans for the future.” As we think about death and resurrection as Easter approaches and celebrate the joy and hope that is ours because Christ has removed the sting of death and robbed the grave of its victory, it helps to realize that experiencing the pain of grief is nevertheless a part of being human. Read one insight that Ms. Riess found helpful, and see the comments she received as well.