I buried the child of a church member the other day. How do you survive the death of your child? How do you carry on?
In 1980, a thirteen-year-old California girl was killed by a drunk driver. Her mother began an organization called MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers - which has transformed the legal code and no doubt saved thousands of lives.
Rabbi Harold Kushner who lost his son struggled with the question , "Why?" and wrote his best selling book Why Bad Things Happen to Good People as a result. His struggles with grief have helped countless people.
How do you survive a huge loss? You process your pain and then use it to bless someone else whose wounds are fresher than yours.