All of us experience losses of several kinds. We have the general losses of every day life, the loss of relationships, and then the loss of people who die. Fr. Padovani asks : Do we recognize these losses? Do we process them? He suggests that at the end of the day, we think about the disappointments that came up during the day. The spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of our lives are intertwined. One can help the other. Sometimes there are compounded losses, one right after the other. We need to deal with the reality, deal with the emotional feelings and accept what happened.
He then talks about the grieving process that occurs when a loved one dies. He gives suggestions to help us and how, in turn, we can help others.