Sanctified Mourning

Mourning by Harold M. Schulweis

We have been blessed by God with the breath of life
breathed in us at creation.
The image of God is not far off but near
in our soul.
As we pray daily
God is
the all good whose mercies never fail us
whose wonders are daily with us, evening, morn and noon.

Let the healing power within you give you
strength, courage, comfort and consolation.

We cannot wipe away the tears
but we can make them holy.
We hallow our mourning
with the kaddish, the pledge
to sanctify and raise up God's name.

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:30am