Whenever you find tears in your eyes

From “The Language of the Soul: Meeting God in the Longings of Our Hearts” by Jeff Crosby – Broadleaf Books

Memoirist, theologian, and novelist Frederick Buechner has been among the contemporary writers helping readers to listen to their lives – to be mindful of the longings of which Augustine wrote long before him, longings that are resident in the core of our being. In Whistling in the Dark, Buechner suggested, “Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, should go next.”