Sometimes God, empathy can be such a gift. When we share our experiences with others it allows us to feel their pain and sorrow and know their grief or joy. Our hearts connect in a unique way when we know what they are going through.
But sometimes God it is so painful! To relive those difficult times, to feel our insides twist and contract with the re-imagining of those moments. And to know the road they are heading down. It is hard God!
I know that empathy is a gift you give us, to inform us as we attempt to be your reflection here on earth, to have your eyes and heart and to touch others with your love. But it is a mixed blessing Lord and a burden to bear.
You have promised to help us bear our burdens. I am counting on that right now, as always.