Grief never gets the last word

“Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” (Ruth 1:20-21, from the Book of Ruth. Ruth was the Moabite great-grandmother of King David, 1095 B.C.) I am mindful that not everyone around us…

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