Lately I've been noticing how hard it is to be with someone else's grief and pain. Do you have that problem too? I know a woman who's been diagnosed with cancer and sometimes I just don't know what to say. A young single mother lost most of her savings trying to build a house because her contractors were negligent and I have no advice for her. And another young black man was killed by the police.
I know, how can one sit with that and not have it completely destroy you?
Something is really wrong. And I have been taught by this culture I grew up in that when something is wrong it must be fixed.... but I can't fix these things. Heck I can't even look at them for too long before my ego distracts me with something I CAN fix.
There in lies my problem... I think I need to fix something and I can't fix any of these things.
So instead I will beg your forgiveness and I will sit with you and see you and love you no matter how dreadful your situation.
I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.