mourning…

I wrote recently… back on May 29th… about my friend Mark losing his wife… he is  mourning  over his incredible loss… this is what I said…

“Mark’s heart was broken…  he is mourning… I went to the service yesterday…  I had no great words of wisdom for him… no trite sayings… there was only a great big hug from the One who lives in my container… some tears… weeping with those who weep… lots of His love… and the making of myself available to him at any time… to listen… He is the  One who comforts… He is the comforter.

When we think of  people in mourning, this is the kind of thing we think of… we think of those who have  suffered the loss  of a loved one… great sorrow… grieving… but… I have grieved over  many other things in my life… beyond just the loss of someone I love… it has to do with  yesterday’s list...  it has to do with the  horrors  I have personally done to others… all from the things on  that list… it is not a pretty list…

“…For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

I have  grieved deeply  over so many things I did to others because of this list… they defiled me… I  mourned  over them…

Today, I live so thankful for the  “Comforter”…  who came and  comforted me  in my grief… in my mourning… the  Comforter who also forgave me   for all the sins against so many others… and then….  set me free  from the horror…

More tomorrow…

🙂

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