I was reading an article on the Relevant website (The Purpose of Pain) and the paragraph below really spoke to my heart.
The writer says:
Something transformational happens when we go to places of deep pain and let our hearts be stirred. Compassion, a word of which I am quite fond, literally means “to suffer with.” Until our hearts ache for the pain and injustice of the world, we have yet to experience true compassion. Maybe there’s an easier way, but I’ve yet to find it.
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