Some Illustrations for Christian Unity
There is an interesting article in the Church times this week about grieving for our pets Grieving our beloved pets (churchtimes.co.uk) (thanks Simon for getting me to look) …. Facebook has a feature of bringing back posts from past years which serve to rekindle the loss we felt, and also remind us of the joys they brought. Beneath in Simon Cade’s Meneauge and our Arlo in the background at the beach from 5 years ago when they were both still fit and full of giving.
Lez suffers from Restless legs…. and I suffer from….. well. Lez’s restless legs. She gets a bit fed up with having to get up and stretch her legs at night. My asthma is a bit irritating…. and we both have some arthritis….. It makes one prone to moan and creak and grumble and sigh.
The problem is that when you hear about people with problems that are far worse the temptation is to feel guilty about moaning. But guilt is a wasted emotion….. and a bit of moaning when your body won’t work the way it’s supposed to is fair enough as long as we don’t wallow in it ….. or set ourselves up as martyrs.
Grant yourself leave to have a moan occasionally, wallow a little but try and make a space for others who are in desperate need of our prayers and pleadings.