Grieving: Then And Now

We grieve the death of those closest to us.

We grieve the loss of those whose lives have touched ours.

And in a pandenic time we also grieve those we have never met–and now never will.

My Prayer:

God of Comfort, be present with all who grieve, especially those who grieve alone.

Invitation to Prayer:

Consider the faces and gestures of those grieving in this image of the death of Lazarus.

Can your face or your gestures become a prayer that connects you to the tender heart of God? Try this embodied prayer and discover its gifts.

Scriptural Touchstone:

Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.” John 11:14 NRSV


These images are from the Mary Magdalene stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral in France (1205-15).

To Understand the Image Better
Mary and Martha mourn the death of Lazarus in the Magdalene Window

Other Posts in this Series
Life and Death
Talking about Death
Hanging On Before Letting Go
Considering Our Lives
Possibilities in Times of Grief
Consider This!

Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.


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