When I think of women I look up to on campus, Dr. Melissa Schubert’s name is high on the list. She is fiercely intelligent—possessing the ability to talk about grief in a way that acknowledges it’s complexity, while still holding firm to the hope we have in Christ.
“Maybe some of you have had griefs, and received too small a consolation in the face of them. Maybe some of you have sat by others in grief, or suffering, and thought, ‘I have too small a consolation.’ Or, thought that you had a big enough consolation, or experienced your friend or neighbor as inconsolable.”
Listening to her acknowledge that sometimes, the comfort we find in the face of trials just doesn't feel like enough, felt like exhaling a breath I'd been holding for too long.
Trust me, you’ll want to listen to this one all the way to the end.