It’s easy to get caught up with the frenetic pace of life, to forget that someone in our path today might be hurting quietly, anonymously. Our faith teaches us to be aware not only of God’s grandeur and the beauty of creation, but also where the pain points are.
Lord, you care for and love each and every human being on the planet–
past, present, and future.
It seems as if I can hardly spare a few moments of attention to look up
from whatever pressing matter is on my screen
so that I might see what’s really happening around me.
Guide me to the places where the pain is,
where I can be a part of healing those hurts.
Or, at the very least, being compassionately present
with those who are suffering alone.
“Be available intentionally to someone who needs your attention and love. Try to be available with attention and a smile. It will brighten someone else’s day and your own.”—from Three Minutes with God, by Msgr. Frank Bognanno