Sorrow, Tears, Emptiness Are Necessary

Possibly John Bertels in Rembrandt circle, “Old Man in Prayer”

Spiritual Sunday

Here’s a wondrous Rob Suarez poem for Lent, which I post from Paris. It gives us a positive way to look at suffering, heartbreak, and depression.

But for Sorrow

By Rob Suarez

I might never have asked
      what could be

      but for sorrow.

I might never have opened
to the terrible
vulnerability of love

      but for tears.

I might never have begun
this treacherous path to

      but for emptiness.

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