|Tears That Help
Dear God, I’m not usually at a loss for words but the other day the right words simply would not come.
A dear friend related a personal tragedy to me. It broke my heart to hear her tell her story. The tears welled up in my eyes and I ached for her. I wanted to say something that would take her awful pain away but no perfect words would come out of my mouth. All of my training, all of the books I had ever read, the many life experiences I have had in life, none of it came to my defense, or more importantly, to her aid.
I felt so foolish and helpless.
I had plenty of tears but no words. I didn’t want the tears. Lord. I wanted the words. But only tears came. No words came. And then she finally said to me, “Thank you.” And I said to her, “But I didn’t say anything.” She said, “Yes you did.” Then she cried and a great peace came over her. I learned in that moment that it was not a time for saying. It was a time for doing. So I did the most eloquent thing I knew how to do. I wept.
|The 77% Weekly
The 77% Weekly: The Religion-Outside-The-Box Newsletter helps people find and be with (the) God (of their understanding) 40 out of 52 weeks a year.
1) 40/52 = 0.76923. The newsletter is sent every Monday except the last of each month.
2) In school 77% was a passing grade and ROTB wants to remind you that life isn’t graded.
Religion-Outside-The-Box is a donation-supported,
non-denominational, internet-based, 501c3-tax exempt religious congregation.