There is a deep sadness that the Lord allows that teaches us of our care, our compassion and our love for others. For who can look at this world and the troubles of others and not ache with sadness for what we see. Our sadness taps into the very heart of God. Our sadness gives us an idea of what God is feeling for His world and His children. Our sadness teaches us that we have not grown cold to the plight of others. Our sadness motivates us to not only see the troubles around us but to do what we can to solve them.
My sadness for what I see, Lord, is great – may my willingness and ability to help be even greater. Amen.