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The Sacredness of Tears


"Tears shed for another are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart."

Jose N. Harris

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. 1. Tears are sacred. The tears that continuously stream down your face are in respect and reverence for your loss. Your tears definitely mean something. And are sacred. 2. Tears are powerful. As you hear yourself cry do not associate tears with weakness. They come from the power of love that can come with being a parent. Tears are powerful. 3. Tears speak. There is something definitively different between cries of physical pain versus cries of emotional pain. “The tears speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.” I used to think that if I was not physically hurt, then crying was not needed – that it was a time that I just needed to pick myself up and move on. I have learned that tears are not only meant for scraped knees or hands, as I have grown and traversed the journey of life, I have learnt that tears are here as a sign of strength and an expression of unspeakable love.
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