Friday, October 2, 2015

Weeping with those who weep...

There is so much pain around us.  Often we are able to see past it, to see the sunshine, and flowers, and to remember that everything is not always painful.


And then there are weeks like this one....
...with the senseless slaughter of college students,
...and the loss of military lives that hit closer to home than usual,
...and the ongoing slaughter of a beautiful people, and destruction of their homeland, because of ideological and religious disagreements,
...and friends with cancer,
...and children dying at the hands of cruel adults...

The list seems endless, at times.
These days, when the pain is so heavy, we are admonished to share in the pain, and help carry the load.

Soon enough, the sun WILL break through the clouds that are hanging lower than normal, that are spilling rain like the tears we all feel.  We WILL see the sun again.  For now, understand the rain, and help holding the umbrellas for those who are most affected, and are in the deepest of the pain.

"...rejoice with the rejoicing, and weep with the weeping."  Romans 12:15 YLT

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