When you walk down from the Mount of Olives toward Jerusalem you come to a chapel called Dominus Flevit, Latin for “the Lord wept.” This site (or one near it) commemorates the occasion when Jesus drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it. John the Seer also shed many tears according to the Book of Revelation. Crying is the appropriate response when we are confronting a situation which overwhelms us. We feel powerless in the face of grief, loss, pain, unhappiness. All we can do is cry. As the Bible demonstrates those tears do not cause despair, they do not immobilize. In the midst of tears we throw ourselves into the arms of God who makes a way out of no way.