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Sadness and healing April 12, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Healing.

I once heard someone breathe a sigh from the depths of his soul.

In a tragedy that touched the entire parish, a teenager died in an automobile accident as he and two friends were driving back to college. At the funeral Mass, in the stillness after Communion, once the singing had ceased and everyone was seated quietly for prayer, the young man’s father breathed a long, deep sigh. Seated in the sanctuary only a few feet from him, I heard and felt it intensely. But the sigh was so profound that it affected everyone in church.

No one could mistake that his was a sigh of sadness, filled with the unspeakable sorrow of parents who have lost a child. So spontaneous and heartfelt was the sigh that it captured what everyone was feeling and infused the congregation with a tangible atmosphere of unity and compassion.

But there was also no mistaking that this sigh did something more: it brought healing. It was a kind of catharsis in the presence of God, a spontaneous and heartfelt surrender to God of everything about this heartbreaking tragedy. I’ll never forget that moment with both its sadness and its healing surrender. Read More….


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