Think About It
- To ‘cry with and to ‘cry for’ another person are different sides of the coin of compassion. Both require a deep empathy and a ‘standing in the other’s shoes’ to feel their pain. Recall times when you have cried with or for others.
- Sometimes we need to balance or hold back our own emotions in order to truly be of comfort to someone who is grieving a loss in their life, e.g.: a loved one, a job, good health, personal independence. Can you recall a time in your life when you did this well? A time when you avoided a situation for fear of being overwhelmed or inadequate?
- If we are to be the face of Jesus in our world, our compassion must be shown in visible, tangible actions. Name/list some ways to reach out to those in sorrow.