Have you ever experienced something so heartbreaking it stopped your world?
The loss of a parent. The loss of a sibling, a child, a loved one. The loss of a career, a house, your health.The loss of a dream.
The rock in your throat. The nausea. The overwhelming veil of hopelessness. Your arms so heavy they refuse to lift. Every action forced. Every breath labored. Everywhere dark.
Recently I listened to a song I’ve heard many times (“Hosana” by Hillsong). One of the lines continues to play over and over in my head this week.
“Open up my eyes to the things unseen…break my heart for what breaks yours.”
I wonder what remains unseen because our eyes aren’t open.
I wonder what breaks God’s heart. I wonder what experiences people are going through this very second that would break mine.
I think one big piece of GRACIOUS GIVING is not just writing a check or spending two hours a week helping an organization. Part of the process GRACIOUS GIVING is finding something in the world that breaks your heart and educating yourself about it.