Tribute to Joseph Haskins

Making Disciples in an Emerging Culture

Friday, May 10 2013Image

BALTIMORE, MD – The reality of death and loss is one with which the church and its leadership must cope every day.  Families lose loved ones to disease, age, and inexplicable accidents.  Consoling and encouraging these families is difficult at best and heart wrenching at worst.  It is the challenging task of reminding them that God has a plan for all lives, and a part of that plan is for each life to come to an end in this world.  Some are receptive and understanding, some try to receive it only as hopeful optimism, and others can’t see past their tears and their hurt to anything that God has planned.  Grief comes in many forms, but none so great as the grief felt when one person thinks themselves so audacious as to take the life of another, especially the life of a young boy or girl…

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