widow grieves the loss of her husband—too soon—a life preempted—the vigor of
youth spilled by dispassionate disease.
Now she must cling to a memory, clutch a pillow still warm from her
husband’s presence, and cover her ears to the deafening silence. She cries out in her despair: “Why didn’t you
spare him, God?”
The disciples of John the Baptist approached Jesus and asked Him: