“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12:15-16
Dear Heavenly Father, I know you want to enlarge my heart enough so I can reach beyond my own struggles, hopes and dreams to feel with others what they are feeling. You want me to see the equal value of every soul. You want me to stamp out the loneliness our proud isolation creates. Oh Jesus, turn me inside out and enable me to hurt with and help those who need me to. And when I have reached my limit raise up other great lovers of souls to be there for those I see hurting but cannot help them myself.
When we share life with hurting people its four-part music to God’s ears.