faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Serious Hug Deficiency

I officiated a Covid-era funeral recently. Less than 10 people were allowed to be present. The funeral director had on a mask. The podium was sterilized between each person who spoke. The service was live-streamed. What I found more excruciating than the lack of people and even the loss itself, was that I couldn't comfort… Continue reading A Serious Hug Deficiency

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

This Day

We call the Saturday before Easter Holy Saturday. I believe it is the most excruciatingly painful day in the Christian year. It is a day of grim reality. It is a day of harsh loss...after the death, after the divorce, after the worst news you can imagine. Nothing is fixed. Nothing is better. Only silence… Continue reading This Day