Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things we do in this life. It's not only excruciating, but it's also disorienting and downright debilitating.
And sadly, we—the Church—often don't understand what's happening when we're around those that are in the midst of grieving those they've lost. It's not that we don't care, because we do. We simply don't understand, and that's where we fail to follow Paul's advice to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and mourn with those who mourn".
Here are five things I wish the Church understood about grief, and those that are grieving.