Weeping presence - Brene Brown

I have several friends who have journeyed through immense loss this past year. Sadly, one of the main hurdles in the process of their grief is the church. Attending church. Talking to church folks. Listening to sermons. The whole experience of church is often filled with religious platitudes that fly in the face of deep grieving. Words and actions intended for comfort, brush off the pain of loss and communicate a "get over it" message of insensivity. In the conviction that Jesus is healer, we as Christians can forget how for Jesus, healing is found in the pain and sickness and loss, not in spite of it.

This clip from popular author Brene Brown gives me hope for a church that embraces and follows the Jesus who weeps with us:


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