Finding Tranquil Joy in Separation and Loss1st, November 2023
In this episode, we delve once more into the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer within “LETTERS & PAPERS FROM PRISON.” This Lutheran pastor writes a letter, while imprisoned in a concentration camp, on the heartbreaking experience of separation from loved ones. He shares that amidst the painful void, there lies a reminder of profound love, and the richness of memories intensifies the ache. However, he suggests that by embracing memories with gratitude, a tranquil joy can emerge from the heartache. How might shifting our perspective from pain to gratitude reshape our experience of surviving separation and loss?