“All tears will be wiped away”

Editor’s note: A tragic side effect of the recent mass shootings is mass grief—the many broken hearts of those directly connected to the shooter’s victims and grieving hearts around the world reeling at the news. While there are many questions to address in relation to such incidents (visit jsh.christianscience.com/safety-from-violence for a collection of articles that have a spiritual take on some of these issues), the author of this article throws a light on how we can deal with grief, by sharing how she dealt with learning that her father had died.

A few minutes after hearing a voice mail saying that my father had passed on, I got a call from someone who wasn’t in the habit of calling out of the blue. It was my Christian Science teacher, and I was so grateful that he listened to this spiritual intuition and rang me. 

I answered through tears because I was so overwhelmed with my sense of loss. After asking a few questions, he assured me that, however awful things felt, divine comfort was at hand. One way he expressed this was by telling me that I would keep knowing my dad. While I couldn’t know him as the familiar presence I was used to having in my life, I would come to know him spiritually.

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