Devils, Dust & God

From the rising death toll in Iraq to the chaos created by Hurricane Katrina to the devastating earthquake in Kashmir, this year has been one of unthinkable grief. The poet Denise Levertov has written that we should not treat grief like a “homeless dog,” but “coax” it into the house and give it its “own corner.”

How are we supposed to do that this Christmas season? How can we give grief a proper place to rest?

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Brenna Moore is a doctoral student at Harvard Divinity School.