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FROM OUR BLINDNESS that cannot see the pain in othersĺ lives, from our fears that distance us from others, from our indifference that cannot relate to othersĺ suffering, deliver us, O God. Amen.

– Richard Morgan
Settling In: My First Year in a Retirement Community

(via Upper Room Daily Reflections)

It’s such a liberating experience when suddenly we see things in a new light. Even more so when we may have been isolated from the realities around us. And yet, it’s also ironic that it can be overwhelming as well. We may not “have the stomach” for the irrational afflictions we see in others who are in pain. Our hearts maybe too disturbed at least for a moment when our comfort zones and comfort levels are bombarded by suffering. so, while I do pray deliver us, O God from blindness, fears and indifference, I also pray direct us, God – towards fresh perspective, long term courage, and passion with wisdom.