I met an aspiring author at a writer workshop that wanted to write a book about a secular woman that accidentally embodied Christian ideals.
In this moving column, she answers existential questions from a desperate man living through the loss of his son. Anyone who has, or knows someone, who has lost a child needs to read this column. She brilliantly takes on grief, suicide, hope, love and forgiveness. Her message is inspired by God whether she believes it or not. Go see what I mean HERE.
A few powerful examples of amazing things Sugar says after the click:
“… You are not grieving your son’s death because his death was ugly and unfair. You’re grieving it because you loved him truly. The beauty in that is greater than the bitterness of his death.
… He [your son] taught you how to love like you’ve never loved before. He taught you how to suffer like you’ve never suffered before. Perhaps the next thing he has to teach you is acceptance. And the thing after that, forgiveness.
… You go on by doing the best you can, you go on by being generous, you go on by being true, you go on by offering comfort to others who can’t go on . . .”