I often find myself shedding tears in the late evening, just before bedtime.

Lately I ask myself why, as I’ve felt disturbed by these moments. But the answer that came surprised me.

The vast majority of the time the tears that come are tears of gratitude for the many blessings I’ve known, underserved and beautifully real, during the course of the day just ending.

Other times they come in recognition of the vast pain of the human world, and how much of it is self-inflicted.

Both more than adequate reason for tears. And so, peace.

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  1. Another beautiful reflection. I know Pope Francis believes there is value in opening ourselves to share in the world’s suffering. I found it a frightening thought, but have come to believe there is real value in the effort to put ourselves in solidarity with all of creation. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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