by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz
What to say to someone who is experiencing emotional distress? Sometimes, we don’t know what to say so we may say nothing at all. What do we wish someone had said to us when we were having a hard time? Too often we are asked the well-meaning but not very helpful question “how ya holdin’ up?” or receive stock phrases meant to console, such as “well, God doesn’t give us more than we can bear.” How we can be present for and with one another during times of crisis will be the focus of this morning’s sermon. The Outreach offering will go Fisher House for Veterans.