The pain of grief cannot - or should not - be minimised. The grieving process cannot be rushed. But this Easter - whoever we have lost, whatever our experience of grief - let us also remember hope.
The run up to Christmas can be a stressful time.
The preparations, the presents, the logistics of moving from
A to B, can feel more fraught than festive. There are often church services in abundance. People find life hard.
Loss, pain, illness, despair. Not to mention the context of spiralling prices and continuing unrest in the wider world.