We sense our humanity most fully when we walk with someone through their pain. There’s something about encouraging a troubled person to peel back the layers to find their healthy self again. It’s a privilege to be allowed to accompany them on their journey.

We experience our humanity most when we can be a friend to someone who’s hurting. When we can be the beacon of hope they need. When we can show them that there’s still goodness in the world.

Everyone, no matter how unpleasant they may seem on the outside, has a heart that needs the presence of God. Everyone needs love. Can we be God’s representatives? Are we willing to follow Jesus?