Given to Weeping and Laughter
We remember our beloved saints who have passed on by reflecting on Jesus’ blessing, spoken to those who grieve: You shall laugh. And Jesus’ woe, delivered to those who laugh: You shall grieve. We are each one of us both, of course – those who laugh and those who grieve. Often all at the same time. And even when we experience a (brief) reprieve from one or the other, we are given to one another in community to bear the joys and sorrows of one another.
Megan M Ramer
Fall-Ordinary Time 2021
- This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers, Lillian Daniel and Martin B. Copenhaver
- “All Saints” prayer, by Janet Morley, All Desires Known (1988), 148.
- Photo: A couple of SMC saints – Chuck & Larry
God Weeps With Us, VT 656, Music: Sally Ann Morris © 1998 GIA Publications, Inc. Text: Thomas Troeger © Oxford University Press Inc. 2002.
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