gathering days…thirty four
Yesterday a young man leaned over my desk and asked me how to learn empathy. I told him he wouldn’t like the answer.
Because the heart-set is not learned through textbooks, but through fire. Gained by a broken heart healed to love through the cracks. We don’t go straight to the finish line, but take the winding way and gather bits and pieces as we climb.
Rumi writes, “The wound is the place where light enters.” We want the light, without the wound.
“Beloved, let us love one another…for love is of God; …He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” Mark 12:30-31