In his book The Human Comedy, William Saroyan noted: “Unless a man has pity, he is inhuman and not yet truly a man, for out of pity comes the balm which heals.
Only good men and women weep. If a man has not yet wept at the world’s pain, he is less than the dirt he walks upon, because dirt will nourish seed, root, stalk, leaf, and flower, but the spirit of a man without pity is barren and will bring forth nothing….”
Good people feel the pain of others, and they weep.
The shortest verse in the Bible is after Jesus spoke to Lazarus’s grieving sisters. “Jesus wept” (John 11:35).
“As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city. He wept over it.”(Luke 19:41)