17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. …35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, See how he loved him!” (John 11:17, 35-36, ESV)
When words are most empty, tears are most apt. A tear stain on a letter says much more than the sum of all its words. A tear on a casket says what a spoken farewell never could. What summons a mother’s compassion and concern more quickly than a tear on a child’s cheek? What gives more support than a sympathetic tear on the face of a friend?
Prayer: Lord, help me to love those around me as you love them (and me).