Praying our Goodbyes

Even as we enter the season of Advent, for many of us, there are still so many reasons to seek help with our ever present grief. ┬áTruthfully, the season brings that grief forward for many of us -- the loved ones lost, the opportunities missed, the dreams unrealized. The sparkling lights and merriment all around, these things meant to illuminate and dazzle, often, instead, shine a less than welcome spotlight on the emptiness and pain that lies┬ájust below the surface of our daily living. I myself continue to be in one of those dark places where, when the light of the season sneaks in, the first response is pain, not…
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