Daily Meditation for March 29, 2010

by Mariterese Woida, OSB

People find various ways to express grief. A recent article in Newsweek magazine talked about virtual grief. If you look up an obituary on the Internet, you are invited to sign a virtual guest book. Formerly, if someone who had a Facebook page died, the page was removed. But so many people flooded the pages of the deceased with messages that Facebook reversed its decision and now allows pages of the deceased to remain. Thus this 21st century way to express grief is catching on. Rather than gathering at the funeral parlor or in the cemetery, these mourners share a common space in cyberspace. No matter where you are or what time of day it is, you can log on and publicly express your sentiments. If Jesus had a Facebook page, what message would you leave there to express your sentiments this Holy Week?