BMH Books author, Hannah Estabrook (she co-authored Beyond Desolate with Tammy Schultz), is featured this week on the MTL Magazine blog. A portion of the post appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
The Dirge Before the Dance: Learning to Lament Child Sexual Abuse
It’s an odd thing. Jesus wept. Job wept. David wept. Jeremiah wept. They did it openly. Their weeping became a matter of public record. Their weeping, sanctioned by inclusion in our Holy Scriptures, is a continuing and reliable witness that weeping has an honored place in the life of faith.
If this is the case, why are many Christians, of all people, embarrassed by tears, uneasy in the presence of sorrow, and unpracticed in the language of lament? It certainly is not a biblical heritage, for virtually all our ancestors in the faith were thoroughly ‘acquainted with grief.’ And our Savior was, as you know, ‘a Man of Sorrows.’
Perhaps we have been left to wonder if Anyone is listening to our lament.
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