I have lost 3 people I cared about in the last 6 weeks.
And it’s hard not to be able grieve together with family and community. Really hard.
Once again, technology has been a grace…but not a replacement.
And so, I do what I can.
Send cards to my cousins and my aunt.
Have a socially distanced visit with my sister-in-law who lost her husband.
Join in from my home with other associates and sisters praying our dear Colette’s soul to heaven.
Wait patiently and trust there will be a time to grieve and celebrate their lives in person.
Pray for their loved ones that their faith and those of us who care will comfort them.
Contemplate how I, how we can make sure they leave a legacy. In the case of Colette, she was a leader in justice, especially of late in our community in racial justice.
Let us in Dominican spirit, contemplate…may it be one that embraces building, preaching, and being peace in our current times.
And it’s ok to cry for now I think.