September 8, 2019, 1 Samuel 1:9-20 – Post 2


Last week one of the mailings I received was from the Red Letter Christians’ email list “Red Letter Wake Up”, and there Rev. Katey Zeh remarked on this same passage.  She wrote, 

“Hannah’s display of raw grief while praying in the temple is alarming to Eli, the priest on call who wrongly accuses her of drunkenness. But Hannah does not cower in the face of this accusation, nor does she apologize for her weeping. Instead she claims her rightful place in the temple and the appropriateness of her vulnerability before God in prayer….   Tears are sacred. Embrace that which causes you grief, and remember that God can hold it all.”

There is little doubt Hannah brought her grief and pain fully to God.

What griefs, pains, passions, joys do you need to honestly and fully put before God? Do you believe “God can hold it all”?


{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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