Lament is a gift from God. It allows us to name and appropriately celebrate the goodness of what was lost. Lent is a season for intentional lament, to embrace the sacredness of our tears and deeply grieve. Jesus himself was visibly upset at the death of his friend Lazarus, and models for us the power of lament.
Science teaches that the universe began 15 million years ago with a “Big Bang.” Genesis teaches that God created the “heavens and the earth” by speaking it all into existence. Human beings are composed of the same elements as the stars, which connects us to God’s creation in a very