Service | Compassion | Sorrow

“We who are strong have a duty to put up with the qualms of the weak without thinking of ourselves” (Romans 15:1).

There is an old Oriental legend about a woman whose son had died:

The grieving woman went to the mountaintop where the holy man lived. She told him of her sorrow, then asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have that will bring back my son?” To which the holy man replied, “Go back down the mountain and bring me back a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life.”

She came first to a great mansion. She knocked on the door, then…

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