A COUPLE OF months ago I had a nice chat with Peter Wallace in the Day 1 studio here in Atlanta. We talked about grief, the book of Job, and what it means to really see the cosmos. I also read a sermon on this week’s lectionary reading — the only one this year from Job.
Atlanta peeps: The interview and sermon will be broadcast this Sunday at 7:05 AM Sunday on WSB (750 AM, 95.5 FM).
Non-Atlanta peeps: See this list of all Day 1 partner stations and times.
Please note the time change Saturday night!
From the sermon:
Dad has been gone for several months now. My grief waxes and wanes. I might go a week or two without incident, but then grief kicks in and three things start to happen. First, I find myself tremendously annoyed by tiny setbacks: traffic, scheduling errors, bad weather. Second, simple tasks become difficult: I forget the names even of friends. I miss appointments and interstate exits, I lose track of what I’m doing. My mind seems to be taking a long nap and won’t be bothered. Third, and speaking of naps, I sleep a lot. In the morning it is hard to wake up, and I find myself longing to drift off in the middle of the day.
But then, after days or maybe a week of this, something new happens.
After Sunday you can listen to the sermon and interview here.