The Way of Compassion

There are stories that break your heart, that break you!  There are images that are too vivid, evil, dark and painful to get out of your head.  People ask me how we do it.  How do we manage all the pain without letting it get to us? 

 

The truth is that we don’t always handle it well.  We let the pain get to us.  We carry their burdens with them.  We cry deeply and we enter in.  All the way in. 

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Our mentor,

Jesus.

He entered in

All the way in

He loved deeply

Suffered deeply

He is compassion

 

Com—with

Passion—suffering

 

He let it get to him.

Move him

He reached down

His strength came from being connected to

Heavenly father