Walking With Grief


Walking With Grief

George MacDonald**


5613751328_359c13b1a0_bDo not hurry

as you walk with grief;

it does not help the journey.


Walk slowly, pausing often:

do not hurry

as you walk with grief.


Be not disturbed

by memories that come unbidden.

Swiftly forgive;

and let Christ speak for you

unspoken words.

Unfinished conversation

will be resolved in Him.

Be not disturbed.


5619333529_4ff0fd7698_bBe gentle with the one

who walks with grief.

If it is you,

be gentle with yourself.

Swiftly forgive;

walk slowly,

pausing often.


Take time, be gentle

as you walk with grief.


** Adapted from a passage in David Elginbrod by George MacDonald in Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community, 2002. USA: HarperCollins.

Caren Swanson

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