Today a woman at work broke down and just began crying in the midst of serving her Headstart kiddo's their lunch. Where did this pain come from and how long had this dear sweet woman been struggling? The teacher had no idea nor did I. It took us by "surprise" but what if in my 15 minutes a week interactions with this woman I would simply say "hey how are you doing or how was your week?". I am not beating myself up or suggesting that we become mind readers but "what if... I took notice a little more, extended myself beyond my immediate circle of friends at work. What if I listened and looked with more purpose and compassion. God see's and hears us, do we see and hear his creation? God is gracious because I did get an opportunity to pray over her and listen as she recovered.
"Lord forgive me the days when I have walked past others hurting, not seeing or hearing, I pray for ears and eye's to be open and willing".