God’s Sadness

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.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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