Horizon Weekly | 12 November 2020
The CSBS&C posted the following on Facebook:
Grief is the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone we love dies. Think of grief as the container. It holds your thoughts, feelings, and images of your experience when someone you love dies. In other words, grief is the internal meaning given to the experience of loss.
Mourning is when you take the grief you have on the inside and express it outside yourself. Another way of defining mourning is “grief gone public” or “the outward expression of grief.” There is no one right or only way to mourn. Talking about the person who died, crying, expressing your thoughts and feelings through art or music, journaling, praying, and celebrating special anniversary dates that held meaning for the person who died are just a few examples of mourning. Making the choice to not just grieve but authentically mourn provides you with the courage and confidence to integrate the death of someone loved into your life.
I have come to believe that to heal your grief, you must mourn it.
Going back to Matthew, I believe that it is important that we not only grieve but find ways to mourn. Like so many teachings in scripture, the blessing comes in the working out of our inner thoughts, emotions and faith. In this case, comfort comes when we put physicality to our grief. We all experience grief but culturally we are not very versed in mourning.
I would encourage you, if you are experiencing grief during this time of heightened isolation and loneliness, to find a way to express your grief publicly—to mourn. God has promised His comfort to you.
Dan's wife, Melanie, invites those who knew Dan to join them online for his celebration of life, and in their process of mourning.
Dan Morgan was connected to and loved by hundreds of people all around North America and the world. His children have all gathered at his home in Tulsa; we will hold a home celebration of Dan Morgan's life on Saturday, November 14. We deeply wish to be near you all but because of the clear risk inherent in travelling and gathering right now, we ask you to gather together only locally instead of expanding the group of people you're in contact with. Please join us via YouTube for the service.
Compassion Project for Cuba
Due to the serious food shortage crisis in Cuba, Evangel Chinese Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta is initiating a compassion project with our Cuban partners. Evangel has been active in ministering with our partners in Cuba for a long time and has sent teams that have blessed them over the years. This is a project that all our churches across Canada can join in to do something tangible with our ministry partners in Cuba. Please pray for Cuba and help them financially if you can.
|Queues for food in Cuba|
$20 Cdn provides a food package that includes:
1. rice (5 lbs)
2. quarter chickens (5)
3. beans (5 lbs)
Each food package can supplement a family of four for a month.
If you would like to take part in this compassion project, you can e-transfer by clicking here or send a cheque to:
Evangel Baptist Church
1204 Ellwood Road SW
Cheques should be made payable to Evangel Baptist Church with Compassion Project for Cuba in the memo area.
Deadline: November 22, 2020
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act (Proverbs 3:27).
Do you have a story you would like to share? Please contact Lynda Blazina and let her know. We would love to share your stories with our CNBC family of churches.
CNBC Weekly Horizon
CNBC Mission: We are churches in covenant giving ourselves away to advance the Kingdom.
CNBC Vision: 1000 healthy, Kingdom-focused churches.