Bawl: (v) to weep or cry noisily.
While I’m waiting for the good rendition of myself to arrive, I’ve decided to work with what is available.
Honestly, it’s the only way to keep from becoming defensive or offensive.
Because if you contend that you’re good, there are folks who will be glad to point out your over-estimation.
And if you walk around all the time looking for an altar of repentance, you will become an obnoxious victim.
I understand the importance of laughing, but I also must tell you the value of crying.
The difficulty I’ve encountered in the process of sprouting tears is that I generally do so in self-pity.
I cry, but more often than not, it’s for me.
So when it comes to forms of remorse like mourning and bawling, I must admit that I don’t even come close to these rather precious emotions unless I’m considering my own demise, how badly I’ve been cheated by others or the fact that traffic on the freeway dared to back up and inconvenience me.
Rather than purge myself of this inadequacy, I choose to treasure the moments when concern, compassion and gentleness towards others touched my heart.
I have probably bawled five times in my life.
Two of those times would have been over some lady who decided I was no longer needed.
Another time would have been the death of my son.
On another occasion, it would have been over-thinking my own mortality.
But there was that one time–that one amazing moment–when the heart of God entered my chest and made me feel what He feels when He sees his suffering children.
I will never forget it.
I yearn for it to happen again.
But it was a transcendent passage … when I stepped out of myself and saw the real need.
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