“Peace Be Still”

Mark 4:35-41: “Peace Be Still”–I am in deep grief over my uncle–people never acknowledge it when I mention it and always turn to their own needs,  and I  have spent the day working–mass, outreach–and the only voice that makes any sense to me is “Peace be still!”  In the howling of the winds of my grief, and fear the disturbring noises that they bring–Jesus says “Peace be still!”  That is all I hear. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

2 Responses to ““Peace Be Still””

  1. Kimberly Says:

    Father Sims…after my Dad died when I was 18, I soon realized that the majority of people are so uncomfortable with the subject of death that they either don’t know what to say so they say nothing at all or they attempt to completely avoid and deny it all together. Whenever I would try to talk about my Dad, my friends would immediately change the subject (when confronted, one friend told me it was because he didn’t want me to be “sad”). I know that words bring little comfort when loved ones die, but the best thing we can do for those who are grieving is to simply give of ourselves…our time and undivided attention, a shoulder to cry on, and lots of hugs. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • punkpriest Says:

      yea people are uncomfortable with death. i have experienced death, worked with people and sit with them who are dying so much that death is very comfortable, but most people simply run away. thanks you. river

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