Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted
Weeping the loss of a loved one
professes the acute aching
mitigating the grave anguish.
Yes, grief can be overwhelming
but our shadow must be embraced
to find lasting comfort and joy.
Sadness is inevitable…
shedding true tears is both healing
and necessary for wholeness.
Being open to the helplessness –
yielding to the powerlessness –
closes the emptiness
Those who heartily mourn
are graced with consolation
 Matthew 5: 4