GRIEF is a complex accumulation of intense emotions. Grief is often described as emptiness, loneliness, pain, heartache, a void, even a deep longing. MOURNING is the outward expression of the grief felt within. These expressions might be in the form of tears, angry outbursts, or words. Jesus did not say “Blessed are those who grieve…”….He said “Blessed are those who MOURN…they shall be comforted”. Our goal should be to find healthy ways to express the pain of grief, this is the journey of mourning, the way to soften the pain of loss.
- From “A Guide For Grievers” by Bob Willis, (pages 2-3)