It is completely understandable that some (if not all) of us are experiencing varying degrees of grief during these difficult times. Loss of loved ones. Loss of health. Loss of job. Loss of mobility and liberties. As you look around, signs of people going through the grief cycle are everywhere.

We’re so glad you’ve found Anticipating AT1. To keep our hope alive that one day we will be back together again, we are providing virtual meetings, with a new edition every Friday. Anticipating AT1 is 10-15 minutes long, and can be viewed at any time. We hope it prompts personal reflection, and is a discussion catalyst with your family and friends as you talk with them in the safe ways you connect during these unusual times.

Stefani Leeper introduces this week’s edition of Anticipating AT1. Our message of comfort is presented by Don Veverka. Jammie Karlman brings us Adventist trending news. And stay by to listen to beautiful music by Joel Ruybalid.

By the way, we are looking for three-minute songs (vocal, instruments, keyboard) recorded on video in your home and shared with us for future Anticipating AT1 editions. Provide these yourself, or recruit a friend, and email the video to atoday@atoday.org. If chosen, we will supply a link to download the video at production quality. Let the submissions begin!

Discussion Questions:

1. It’s been said that grief is a gift. What do you think of that? Puzzled? Agree? Angry? Other?

2. In our presentation today, we are encouraged to stay with our grief and not to run from it. How does that make you feel? What can you do to work through your grief?

3. As yet another person of color falls victim to police brutality, it’s natural to feel grief and anger. How can we channel our grief and anger to attain justice and a higher standard in our society?

Be well, and love well.