THE ENCOUNTER between Jesus and Mary Magdalene reminds us to take seriously one crucial New Testament ministry—the ministry of weeping with those who weep. This is important. We can become so absorbed in our own pain and the stories behind it that we do not see the tears of those around us. We forget that the risen Christ, who meets us in our tears, calls us to embody his presence in a deeply wounded world. He calls us always to follow him to those places where people are struggling and in need and to share in his ministry of wiping away their tears. One way to accomplish this task is to weep with those who weep.
Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love
From page 33-34 of Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
—Romans 12:15, NRSV
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