The tears God sheds are real
and in harmony with creation.
God’s gloom is not our doom,
nor does it lessen her love for us,
all of us, regardless of awareness.
God’s grief is not fear of failure,
She does not ache from envy,
and does not compete with us.
God’s anguish gives witness,
She sees the neglected
and laments the canceled.
God’s sadness is not desolation.
Rather than a sign of discord,
it’s accord with our unhappiness.
God’s distress is not dejection.
She shares our sorrow and gives hope,
mercy, and compassion.
God’s suffering saves us,
She participates with us
and shows us the Way.
Seeing with God’s eyes
includes crying with God’s tears.