Spent some time in tears today. Its become more common for me lately. Also spent time today with a man who shed tears--he's dealing with a cataclysmic life change and was sharing the fears he has about his future.
I was talking with a ministry friend a few nights ago and sharing that I believe God is inviting me to welcome tears, even to seek Him for tears. Never really thought I'd say that. Seeking tears?
Thoughts about tears brought me back to a chapter Watchman Nee wrote in Spiritual Authority entitled Tears. I remember him saying that tears are essential to the life of any man of God. I remember dismissing that at the time. I don't anymore.
I'm not going to lay out a theology of tears right now but I think I need to figure out one.