Soft hearts are valuable commodities.
We live in a world filled with hard shells and hurt people. And hurt people build little walls around their souls to protect themselves and make their insides and outsides as stiff as steel. It’s very easy to do.
And it’s how we become cynical and jaded and sarcastic.
It’s how we can talk about gun control and mental health issues at a time when the biggest issue is how we can grieve with those who grieve. It’s how we can listen to the news more than we pray or examine our own hearts. It’s how we can live through this season without thinking of the reasons behind the advent of the Savior.
I’m most impressed with those people who value compassion and love over politics and being right.
Let us be a people who deems softened hearts and shed tears as important. And let us be a people who allow others to show emotion and to talk through their pain and a people who listen first with compassion and selflessness to the precious people that are in our lives.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:3,4)