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Quote of the day:

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.

Henri Nouwen

For the past almost three months, I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside a fellow pilgrim, sharing the “brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish” that marks the human condition. The world says “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox), but the Word exhorts us to “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15; CSB).  I confess that many times, I don’t have any words of comfort or wisdom to offer; but I can listen, I can empathize, I can weep—and I can always pray.

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