August 1 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, August 1, 2016

This month our theme is Hope, Healing and Wholeness.  I’m honored to accompany people on their grief journeys and hold hope that they will experience healing and find wholeness even in times of feeling broken. During my training as a spiritual director one of my instructors shared that she told her grieving clients who were feeling hopeless that she was holding hope for them and would give it back whenever they wanted. I was struck by this statement and thought it was a beautiful gift to give another person – holding hope for them and giving it back whenever they were ready. It wasn’t too long after that that I had the honor of companioning that same instructor through a difficult time and offered her that gift; I held the hope for her until she was ready to take it back.

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