Christmastime is here, a season of joy and merriment, happy gatherings of family and friends, peace on earth, and goodwill to all. Both tradition and pop culture remind us that all is merry and bright this time of year. ⛪🌟
And yet for some who are grieving the holiday season only amplifies sorrow. As the rest of the world is making merry the pains of suffering and loss seem unbearable and profoundly alienating.🕯️🕯️🕯️
The British statesman Edmund Burke believed that “beings made for suffering should suffer well.” 😢
What are we to do with grief in a season that exacerbates misery? Should we lean into it or flee from it? What are we to do with our grief when it subsides into the background but never truly leaves us alone? What possible good is there in our grief? How do we grieve well and avoid the many pitfalls of grief? And how might we find joy in the midst of grieving?
Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by two guests— the theologian Andrew Snyder and podcast Jimmy Humphrey to discuss how our trials and grief can make us stronger for it. Learn how to grieve well.🔔
A wonderful discussion just in time for Christmas.
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