walk a mile…

… in someone’s shoes.

And Jesus said to go an extra mile.

We need people to walk with us – and we need to walk with others.

walking man

There is a popular saying these days, “be a victor, not a victim”. It definitely wards off self-pity.

But there are times when someone is a true victim. And we need to let them be.

We cannot rush a physical healing. It takes time. Afterward, there may be a scar. Or a limp.

When it comes to a broken heart, we don’t know how to treat it. We want people to feel better and so we may say things that we think are helping. If we would try to remember that injuries to the heart are no different than a physical injury, we will be helping someone who is hurting.

Afterward, they may have a scar or a limp, too.

~~~

Photo credit: Matthias Rhomberg / Foter / CC BY

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s