March 28, 2013


I have been home in Wheaton for about a week now, writing a lot but not much to share.

Two very sudden, too-soon deaths in our church community have left most of us heart-sore and tired.

There will be a funeral on Good Friday, and a funeral on Easter Sunday.

I know there is a lot to say about this time of year–about death being conquered and the hope of Resurrection–but I also know it is okay to not say these things right this minute.

Now, it’s okay to wonder if we should send flowers, to order pizza with sad friends, to pray sloppily over the phone, to ask for some kind of grace for the families who just want their boys back.

It’s been a rich few days, full of communion and truth and vulnerability, but of course, not at all worth the cost.


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