Rob’s heart beat faster as he parked his pickup and climbed the steps to the porch. The little red chair sitting in the corner couldn’t be the same one he lost years ago, but he had to ask. It had been his dad’s chair first, then his. Rob couldn’t remember if it was lost by…Continue Reading “The Red Chair”

Compassion is hard.

To feel a sincere sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others? That’s hard. To feel that along with a strong desire to ease the suffering? Harder still.

It is far easier to push those feelings way down inside of us and it is much easier to pretend we don’t care. It’s so much safer to bury that concern and decide not to act and I’ll tell you why that’s true.

Because compassion hurts.

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