“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Scripture readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34 John 12:20-33
The Rev. Delle McCormick
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, CAPCITAR practitioner for Healing and Transforming Trauma, and Pace e Bene Agent for Non-violent Change, Tucson Clergy Against Racial Profiling.