The fantastic godandpoliticsuk.org blog, has commented on the lack of mention from the BBC on the place of God within the news story of Maureen Greaves, the widow of Alan Greaves, the church organist who was brutally murdered on his way to a Christmas Eve service last December.
Some particularly comments from Maureen Greaves:
“In the midst of our deep grief, I was sitting in the [hospital] waiting room and a lady came in, and it irritated me, because I wanted to be by myself.
“And I suddenly looked at her and thought, ‘she’s grieving like me’. And so I went over to her, and I said ‘what’s wrong?’ And she said ‘My husband’s got a brain tumour’.
“And I said ‘how are you feeling about that?’
“And she said ‘I don’t believe in a God at all that could allow this to happen’.
“And God gave to me a wonderful moment, when I was able to say that ‘I believe in a God because at Christmas time he sent us a saviour and he can be your saviour too through all of the grief you’re going through’.
“Later on she got her results for her husband and it was a benign tumour and she came to me and she hugged me. And she said ‘I’ll leave this place thinking about the fact that there’s a saviour of this world’.
“And for me that was a great joy in the midst of my pain, because Alan only died a few hours later.”
Read the rest over at godandpoliticsuk.org