“Crying is better than laughing. It blotches the face, but it scours the heart.”
To “scour” basically means to deep clean something.
Like scraping wallpaper,
shedding a callous;
getting through the filth and dirt
to restore something to it's the beauty of it's original state.
The process of being set apart, sacred, sanctified.
"God cannot be inside if He is not outside,
if the heart cannot imagine its emptiness."