22 Apr A time for collective grace
“There are some things in this world that we will never have an answer to that three letter question….why?.” I will never forget those words. It was February 20th, 2015. I was sitting in a pew at my friends funeral feeling angry, devastated and confused. I had no idea why her life had to be cut so short and the priest made no attempt to give us a reason. There could be no validation for her loss and I was so grateful he didn’t try and find any. He followed with “God didn’t need her more than we did, or more than her young son. God doesn’t need anyone. Sometimes there is just no answer.” Oddly, that gave me peace. We could stop searching for a reason that fit. We wound never find one.