If you ask anyone - the majority will admit that there were occasions when words failed them - unable to speak. Moments such as this happen more often than most will admit - no words - choosing to turn - walk away - speechless. When this happens - many become frustrated - angry - embarrassed that they had no answer - no reply. For those who are open - in those moments God sends them - tears - hugs. Sad occasions very often prompt such responses - funerals especially draw these emotions out of people who are compassionate. Lacking the words required - a simple heartfelt hug - allowing tears to flow - speaks volumes to others.
As humans our basic instinct is to care. Care for ourselves - care for others - care for our community. This basic feeling distinguishes us from other animals. In God's plan each of us was created for each other - the gifts He has given us - the abilities - skills - although beneficial to ourselves - intended to be freely shared with others. In Genesis 2:18 we are told: "The Lord God said: it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him." From that action God created woman and from that action followed - family - community. Just as man benefited from a partner who would be a helper so did those who followed also become helpers. None of us is an island - more than we sometimes want to admit - there are others available to assist - when words fail - there are tears - hugs - words spoken by others. In this day and age we need to thank God for those around us. In humility we need to thank - praise Him for this awesome gift. Together - in God's name - as brothers - sisters - we can not only survive but excel in all we try.