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Timothy J. Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, remarks:

"...when Jesus weeps, we see that he doesn't believe that the ministry of truth (telling people how they should believe and turn to God) or the ministry of fixing things is enough, does he? He also is a proponent of the ministry of tears. The ministry of truth and power without tears isn't Jesus. You have to have tears."

(Source: from his sermon "Truth, Tears, Anger and Grace" delivered days after the events of September 11, 2001, as recorded in the book A Reason For Hope In A Time of Tragedy, Crossway Books, 2001, pg. 129).

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