tears #prayfornewtown

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

Dr. Johnson, quoted in Universalist Union, vol 7 (1842).

Note: This quote is often attributed to Washington Irving; I’m not sure why…

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