From the book, The Way of Serenity:
“When we are suffering, it’s very hard to see beyond our pain to the world around us. It is precisely this “getting beyond ourselves,” however, that offers us the opportunity to begin to heal the wounds in our own soul. When we remain aware that everyone around us has some pain to undergo………..we grow in our communion with them, and our own sorrow becomes a vehicle for understanding theirs. This is the sense of the beautiful virtue of compassion, a word that comes from the Latin words for “suffering with” someone else. To feel compassion is to appropriate to ourselves the sorrow of others, to enter into their world and participate in it.”
I love this book. Have a great day everyone!
Quote from: The Way of Serenity, by Father Jonathan Morris,
Harper One Publishers
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Peace and blessings to everyone.
“When we love people, we give them hope.”