A Word Of Consolation?
Sometimes the best way to console a grieving person is to keep silent. However, this pastor thought he should offer a word of consolation to a grieving widow.
A newly-ordained pastor, in the first days of his first call, was attempting to console the widow of an eccentric man who had just died.
Standing before the open casket, the nervous young pastor said, “I realize this must be a very hard blow for you, Mrs. Svenson. Just try to remember that what we see before us is only the husk – the shell of your dear husband- the nut has gone to heaven.”