Posted by Hannah Etsebeth | Posted in Musings | Posted on 09-03-2010
Tags: compassion, injustice
Sometimes I have these moments where I feel like my heart is going to literally beat out of my chest. Those moments are usually when I can suddenly see clearly. When the distraction of my own personal world begins to fade and I see the reality of others around me. The moment when the girl at the counter, becomes a person. The moment where what’s happening on the 6 o’clock news causes me to pause in my tracks and feel. The moment when what another is unjustly facing becomes my issue. Where injustice is intolerable.
I pray that these moments increase and that within each moment God begins to unravel vision for each of us… We can’t do everything, but we can love the girl at the counter. We can be fully engaged in compassion. Yes. I want to see clearly what is going on around me. Join me?
Into the hovels of the poor, into the dark streets where the homeless groan, God speaks: “I’ve had enough; I’m on my way to heal the ache in the heart of the wretched.”