Too Great for Words

So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great. (KJV) (Job 2;13) 

Is a loved one walking through a difficult time?  We try so hard to say the right thing to comfort.  We desperately want to say words that will take all of the pain away.  Sometimes, our words aren’t enough and, perhaps, our words rub the wrong way.  Mostly, the greatest comfort you can give is like that of Job’s three friends.  No one said a word but they sat with him.  Is there a friend in your life who could use your presence today? 

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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