|There IS a reward for each and every teardrop|
Fortunately, but not only for these periods of time, Jesus gave us Mary - the living proof that some moments "without" God the Son (e.g. three days spent by Him at the temple, three others -- at Golgotha), can be bearable if only filled with Marian hope:
The one that teaches us that Christ is with us always, but not necessary at our beck and call.
Tomasz, Racibórz +