Good question and something to think about. Now, it’s one thing if a man weeps because of immaturity and to whine. It’s quite another to show emotion because he loves someone and is genuinely sad. Even Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus (see John 11:35). Now, don’t tell me grown men shouldn’t cry! I’ll challenge you and say “If it’s good enough for Jesus—and he was a grown man–it’s good enough for you, too!” And guess what? An even better reason to allow that emotion to come out is that crying is good for your health. Tears have healing properties. It’s very cleansing to have a good cry. It’s good for your blood pressure and emotional health. So, when you feel sad or upset and need an outlet, go ahead and cry. If the moment isn’t a good time to cry, find a restroom or another appropriate place or wait until later, but do give it a try! You’ll feel better in the long run.
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