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So this Palm Sunday, as we remind ourselves not to be too surprised when the salvation we long for is not the salvation we get, let us yet celebrate the good news that we are held in our sadness and grief in a loving embrace. That may not save us from the things we fear, but it saves us for something more important: the capacity to be fully human. Because it is only when we can embrace our sadness and our tears that we to discover that sorrow and kindness, as the poet Naomi Shihab Nye says so beautifully, are linked together as the deepest things in human life.