“Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad countenance the heart is made better.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:3‬ ‭

Depending on how you react when sorrow comes makes a difference. You can love better after your heart has been broken; the heart that does not choose despair when loss comes is made larger. It deepens you.

The opposite of despair is hope, and the only real hope is when death itself is defeated, because despair of any sort is always connected to death.

And Christ’s resurrection – and the hope of our own resurrection – is what lies at the very centre of Christianity.

We can let our sorrows make us better. It’s up to us.