In our culture, we tend to avoid pain of any kind, especially the pain of others. We don’t really know what to say or how to respond, so we avoid them - give them space to rest and heal - at least that’s what we say to justify our lack of compassion and empathy.
Most of the time, hurting people need your presence, love and compassion. You don’t need to say much or offer wisdom to solve their problem, just be there to walk through it and let them lean on you. That’s what Jesus does for us… and is His example for how we are to do for others. #wwjd #theywillknowusbyourlove #stepbystep#BEthechurch #empathy #compassion #shalom #yourjourneytobeingwhole #dailydevotional