Upon searching, there were only 2 other threads concerning the title. One is closed since '06, and the other didn't really address what I wanted to talk about.
I never knew about the 'Gift of Tears' until I searched around to find out 'why' I was weeping uncontrollably at Mass. It's not as though I'm sobbing/making noises or anything,but I've found myself to be shedding tears sporadically throughout the service. From one side of the face to the other.
I made it a point within this last yr. or so to sit at the back of the church because I didn't want anyone to see me wiping them away. However, within the last few months, I've been inching my way forward towards the front, and not really caring if others see this or not. I'm still self conscious, but don't care at this point. :)
Sometimes the tears happen even if I'm just in a calm state, but more so when our Priest is saying Mass, and right after receiving Communion; especially when I kneel and give thanksgiving.
Has anyone else had this happen?