Losing those we love

Grief and loss are woven through all our lives. It is an inevitable part of loving that we grieve when those we love are gone.


Jesus says that with us in our grief, holding us in our pain, is an everlasting love that is our ultimate destination

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Matthew 5:4

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Take time out

Take five minutes to listen to this immersive Bible meditation, where Jesus addresses his disciples before his crucifixion.

We may not feel it, but even in the unimaginably dark places, God is with us.

A reflection on death and grief

"For Christians, our understanding of, and responses to, death will always be ‘future facing’ (eschatological) since we believe that our life, both now and in the future, is inextricably bound up with God’s purposes, made visible in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Thus, for Christians, whilst death is unavoidably ‘an’ end it is not, and can no longer be, ‘the’ end; for the Christian story points us beyond this life to participation in a new, but not discontinuous, life in Christ."

The Revd Dr Jonathan H Pye, taken from our resources on Death and Dying