Today's Favorite Verse: 2 Samuel 19:4-5
"But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of they daughters, and lives of they wives, and the lives of thy concubines;"
Joab spoke some hard words to David to get him out of mourning. The thought just kept coming to me. Who and what we mourn for doesn't always makes sense. The grief of a rebellious child can cause mourning on so many levels. Family is still family even if they turned on you. It can open so many wounds on so many different levels. David might not have even been mourning for Absalom, but for himself. It is not mine to question why someone mourns. It simply is what it is. Mourning is a process that needs to be worked out. Sometimes reality is a hard thing to bare. It is often the words of a friend that can touch our hearts, but it is best done with care.