Without even considering the scripture reading this morning we can question:
What is grief? Why is it so complicated? Complicated for whom? Is grief only felt from our perspective? I saw grief this morning in the face of a friend. Grief involves loss, pain, regret. One works through it but never alone even if we feel that way.
On the other side is acceptance, processing and adjusting. How do we get there? Sometimes we feel grief before a loss. Grieving is part of being human. God doesn't tell us how we are to grieve or why we grieve but he offers us all compassion. With God death does not have the last word.