By Jerry L. Sittser
An improved variation of this vintage publication on grief and loss---with a brand new preface and epilogue Loss got here without warning for Jerry Sittser. instantly, a sad automobile coincidence claimed 3 generations of his kinfolk: his mom, his spouse, and his younger daughter. whereas such a lot folks won't event any such catastrophic loss in our lifetime, we all will style it. And we will, if we decide, understand in addition the grace that transforms it. A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, even if as a result of sickness, divorce, or the lack of anyone we like. The situations aren't vital; what we do with these conditions is. In coming to the tip of ourselves, we will come to the start of a brand new life---one marked via religious intensity, pleasure, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of easy benefits.
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We might feel that the world has stopped, though it never does. Grass keeps growing, bills continue to mount, houses get dirty, children need raising, jobs must be done, people must be cared for. It was obviously impossible for me to express sorrow every time I felt sorrowful. I did not want to surrender myself completely to the whims and indulgences of raw emotion, and I faced responsibilities that could not be put off indefinitely. I cried occasionally in public settings, and I still do. But even then I regained composure quickly and carried on with normal activities, whether at work or at home.
They face the difficult responsibility of raising abused children, who are often hard to control because of the violation and pain they have experienced. These women find it hard to trust anyone, especially men. They often feel as if they have no one to turn to. Is it really useful to decide whose losses are worse? I could give many other examples. Every week I hear stories about people’s pain. I have probably always heard these stories, but until I experienced loss myself, I did not listen intently to them or let those stories penetrate the protective shell around my heart.
Darkness, it is true, had invaded my soul. But then again, so did light. Both contributed to my personal transformation. My first awareness of change within me came as I began to reflect on how I performed the mundane responsibilities from which I felt so alienated. Though I was not completely alive to them, I was able at least to think about them, if only from a distance. I was struck by how wonderful ordinary life is. Simply being alive became holy to me. As I saw myself typing exams, chatting with a student on the way to class, or tucking one of my children into bed, I sensed I was beholding something sacred.
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry L. Sittser