(4 Aug 2011)
I did some more Internet searching and found a good book that
introduces the practices of the ancients for the 21st century.
It is titled: Traditions of the Ancients: Vintage Faith
Practices for the 21st Century. ($11.99)
"Chapter One. A Theology of Tears
"To the ancients, the state of brokenness that yields tears was
something to continually strive for - or better, perhaps, a gift
to seek throughout your life."
You apparently have the gift of tears. I thought this book might
provide information that was widely known in times long past but
is now almost totally forgotten.