So many believe our tears are a sign of weakness, because they don’t know Your secret sweet Lord. They don’t understand that in the moments of our tears, we are powerful as You fill us with Your Holy Spirit and He fills us with Your strength!
Lord, thank you for all of the tears that flow so freely from my eyes in moments of both joy and sorrow. I feel so close to You in these extreme and powerful moments of my life and I long to fill these moments with gratitude and prayer.
Please soften our hard hearts sweet Lord, and release the flood gates of the tears that so many hold back in fear of what the world believes.
Whoever needs less should thank God and not be distressed, but whoever needs more should feel humble because of his weakness, not self important because of the kindness shown to him.
– The Rule of Saint Benedict
Our society builds up those with more making it difficult for those with more to truly feel humble. This then leads many with less to not thank God, but instead covet more.
I think we need to keep Saint Benedict’s perspective in mind and always in sight, despite being constantly bombarded with the opposite belief by the cultural norms of our society.
Jesus please help us to keep looking at things upside down and turned around so that we won’t be swept away by the world.