Dear Rev Myron,
My friend lost someone very close. It was quite sudden and she is still in shock, and grieving terribly. She has no background in A Course in Miracles and I don’t know what to say to help. How do you handle situations like this.
One time when I was working for my mom she was talking to one of her clients whose father had just died. This woman was Pentecostal and because her father was not religious she was distraught believing he was in hell. Mom assured her that he was with God and that God loved this good man. As I listened, I was thinking about how strongly this woman believed her religion which insisted that God punished those who did not live according to the strict rules of her church, and I thought Mom was wasting her breath. But the woman asked her if she really thought her father was in Heaven and became calmer with each reassurance from Mom. I was amazed.