Tragedies are just that, tragic. It’s a pity that it takes the extremes in life to bring people together and to remind us that we are all just people—people who, despite our differences, are very much the same. -Susie, New Day New Lesson
Some people believe that God placed the ability to experience loneliness in us so that we would seek Him. Tragedy, chaos, and crisis tend to sift out the meaningless details of life and focus our minds on what matters. Even when faced with the possibility of death, death frightens us less than dying alone.
Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
What is this law of Christ?
Galatians 5:14 “For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
We were made for community, for relationship, for companionship, and for connection. We weren’t meant to live in a state of aloneness.
What would it look like to live in relationship all the time? What if we lived each breath with compassion? What if it didn’t take extreme circumstances to arouse kindness and compassion within us? What if we allowed ourselves to experience those feelings all the time? What if we connected with others in meaningful ways on a daily basis?
Perhaps our greatest crisis isn’t terrorism or natural disaster. Perhaps it is our need for compassion and community.
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