But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
I was listening to a lecture by N.T. Wright this morning and he made a reference to the above verse. He said that maybe the only way we see angels is through tears. I believe that could be true.
The literal translation of the word angel from the original language is messenger. As I've shed tears, many "angels" have appeared to us with messages of hope and compassion. I'm grateful for those angels.