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As I walked home that night after work, I cried. My heart was so broken but so full for them; wanting more than anything to take away the pain and uncertainty they were experiencing. I loved this family, though I had just met them. “Break my heart for what breaks yours” are words I often pray. God was bringing that prayer into reality as I allowed him to fill my heart with a deep compassion for the people around me.
“There’s a line from the popular TV show The Office in which Michael Scott, the lead character, says, ‘Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.’ In this one line, Michael unknowingly sums up our generation’s tendencies to ignore patience, gentleness, and self-control.”