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Day 28. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.: Mourning our losses

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Each day of Lent (minus Sundays) we'll bring you words of wisdom from spiritual guides.


28. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.: Mourning our losses
Perhaps the greatest spiritual and psychological challenge for us once we reach mid-life is to mourn our deaths and losses. Unless we mourn properly our hurts, our losses, life's unfairness, our shattered dreams, our radical inconsummation, and the life that we once had but that has now passed us by, we will live either in an unhealthy fantasy or an ever-intensifying bitterness.


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