Rev Andrew Forrest

Grieve *AND* Give Thanks

April 3, 2022

These days everything is binary:

either one or zero;
black or white;
good or evil,

Unfortunately, life doesn’t actually work like that.

Fortunately, neither does the Bible.

In fact, there is a beautiful sentence in Mark’s Gospel from a desperate father that got me thinking about “both/and” in place of “either/or.”

And I’ve come up with a four word phrase that sums this up for me.

I’ve found it to be really practical and helpful, and I hope you find it to be the same for you.

“Grieve and give thanks.”

Scripture: Mark 9:20-27