A promising star has lost her mother and brother. And somewhere, her nephew's waiting to be rescued and returned to his family.
Celebrity provides no barrier to the pain of tragedy.
And few of us have ever had to travel the difficult journey Jennifer Hudson now faces. We can only hold this woman and her family in our thoughts. If we are praying people, we can whisper her name to our God.
We can hope that at this time, when she is most vulnerable - those nearest to her will be the honorable, steady, and loving presences she needs most as she heals.
And we can remind the world that this spiritual recovery ought to be a private one.
It is sacred. It is hers.
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