Originally Posted by ccmcmg
I've never heard it referred to as a 'gift of tears'. I have had spontaneous bursts of tears, usually at consecration and other parts of Mass; the time I'd say it was truly deep and unexpected was the first time I said the Divine Mercy by myself after having heard it at a Mass and on the radio just a couple times. By the third decade, my tears were out of control. However, the Passion always makes me ache and tear up; it had never made me weep so deeply though.
It truly is a gift. It comes from the Holy Spirit through you, but not from you. It is His gift at that time to you. It is a wonderful experience and He gives it to you at Will. I experienced it for quite a while before I found out what was happening. Just enjoy His union with you and just let the tears come. There isn't much you can do to stop it anyway. It is a gift from Almighty God, just enjoy the intimate union.