I was in a coffee shop and saw someone crying.
This always makes me wish to comfort the tearful one.
It also led me to crystallize the difference:
everyone in this life has struggles and grief, but Christians
have someone to cry to.
Picture from monastery a bit after Christmas.
My small icon of the Mother of God travels with me;
the holy oil is from Romania, as is the icon of Christ;
both were given to me as gifts from dear family and friends.
We are so blessed to have the prayers of our heavenly Mother.