You’d be surprised how often Christians are shamed for grief.
Families are encouraged to call their loved one’s service a “celebration of life” instead of a “memorial” or “funeral”.
Of course I celebrate my son’s life-he was a gift-but the day I followed his casket to the cemetery didn’t feel like a celebration, it felt like death.
I continue to grieve what has been ripped violently from me.
Until all is redeemed and restored in heaven, I will walk this Valley in tears.
Grief is not sin.
It wasn’t until another grieving mom asked the question that I realized there are some (many?) in the community of believers that think grief is sin.
Not at first, mind you-everyone is “allowed” a certain amount of time to get over the loss of a dream, the loss of a job, the loss of health or the loss of a loved one.
But carry that sadness and wounded heart too publicly for too long and you better be ready for someone to question your faith.
Read the rest here: Grief is Not Sin