Ponder: Losing a relationship, whether a romance or friendship, is crushing. Whether it's days, months or years after the loss, we still find ourselves shedding a tear. Even Jesus wept for his friend. For whom do you continue to pine? What relationship in your life lacks closure? Is it restricting your movement toward hope, new life and new loves?
Pray: God of the broken-hearted, my heart yearns for people, places and things long-gone. My soul weeps quietly as I try to live in this moment. Turn my face toward tomorrow instead of yesterday. Amen.