Lament is found throughout Scripture. There's an entire book of Lamentations, of course, but lament is also present in the Psalms and prophets, as well as in the New Testament (the gospel of Mark has striking examples of lament throughout the crucifixion story). But often in our contemporary Christian life, we've moved away from the concept of lament and, instead, act in stoic politeness. Rev. Valerie Andrews, on the other hand, feels that lament is a key part of our faith. In this episode, Sandy and Rev. Andrews address Scriptures of lament, the role of lament in our faith, and offer suggestions for planning a service of lament in your women's ministry.
(Thanks to Virginia Holmstrom for recording the introduction and conclusion statements to this episode as Sandy lost her voice this week due to a cold.)