Today I was driving to work and when I pulled up to a stop light, I looked over and saw a young woman in the car next to me.
She was crying into her sleeve.
The light turned green and she went ahead, but gosh, I wish I could have stopped my car and jumped into hers to talk and hug her.
I don’t know what was wrong with her. I don’t know why she was so upset.
But seeing her was a reminder of how much grief and heartache many of us are carrying.
This life is freaking hard.
Then, I went to work to see my clients and left feeling the same way..
There is so much heaviness here.
Then I turned on the TV at home and recognized that heartache is happening literally everywhere.
I know we are living in a very politically driven culture right now.
I know everything seems to be political and divisive. Everyone seems to need to pick a side.
But one thing that isn’t political... is pain.
It doesn’t discriminate.
Many, many of us are hurting deeply.
And.. I just don’t know. I guess I just want us all to remember to be kind.
To people we love, to people who we full blown disagree on everything, it doesn’t matter..
They are living, breathing, walking image-bearers who are hurting.
Opinions are not as important as humans. Period.
Let’s love people.
I know it sounds silly and way too simple.
But I honestly think it’s the only answer.
Because like pain, love shouldn’t discriminate, either.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog