Mothers, what do we say to someone who loses a loved one? We usually say “Sorry for your loss”. Well, that’s fine. I used to say “they are in a better place”. But, when a friend of mines passed and I said that to her son, he looked at me and said “Yeah, but she’s not here”. Oh my God. I grabbed him and held him in my arms as we both wept. I vowed never to say those words again, until I happened upon a prayer today that really rested profoundly on my heart. I would like to share it with all of you now.
After this prayer, I believe that I’m ok to say “They’re In A Better Place”.
With Deepest Sympathy
MPBP, Inc. Chaplain