JUST ONE MINUTE
I recently read an article, "The Suffering of Miscarriage." I learned that the miscarriage rate in the U.S. is 10-20 percent. The article mentioned that part of what makes grief particularly difficult is that we do not talk about this reality, even in faith communities. So as painful as it may be, it is important to name the reality. The article offered some resources: a book, Life-Giving Love, by Kimberly Hahn.* Elizabeth Ministry offers support for women of childbearing years, including grieving a miscarriage, and Red Bird Ministries is a grief support ministry that specializes in serving individuals and couples experiencing the complexity and trauma of a miscarriage. “We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).
Reflection: Today let us pray for all who are grieving, especially those grieving the loss of a child. We ask for the grace of deep comfort and hope
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy
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