YOU NEVER KNOW what may cause them. The sight of the
Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you've never seen
before. A pair of somebody's old shoes can do it. Almost any movie made
before the great sadness that came over the world after the Second World War, a
horse cantering across a meadow, the high school basketball team running out
onto the gym floor at the start of a game. You can never be sure. But of this
you can be sure. 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, you should go to next.