2 Timothy 1:4
Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
There is no power that man can wield so mighty as that of genuine tears. The eloquence of words is powerful, but the eloquence of tears is far more so. What manly heart has not been often arrested by the genuine sobs of even some poor child in the streets. A child's tear in the crowded thoroughfare has often arrested the busy merchant in his hurried career Coriolanus, who defied "all the swords in Italy and her confederate states," fell prostrate before the tears of his mother: "Oh, my mother, thou hast saved Rome, but lost thy son."
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;