A Livesstrong.com article states that occasional sadness is an unavoidable part of everyday life. Everyone is affected differently by external and personal factors that may induce sadness. I am no Psychologist but I would dare say that one of the causes of sadness is a sense of loss and loneliness which in turn can lead to a sense of hopelessness. The question that I was pondering was: what can we do to support someone who is experiencing the heaviness of heart that is associated with sadness? As I was pondering this question I came upon a car that had the following bumper sticker: "Keep the Faith: Just not to yourself". God works in mysterious ways. May the Gift of our faith help us in those times that we experience some type of loss and may the Gift of our Faith be something that we are willing to share with others in their time of loss. Let us help them to know that they are not alone.
God’s continued Blessing! Fr. Yvon
Fr. Yvon J. Royer