you should know love isn’t easy.
to give a part of you to someone else,
even when you don’t feel like doing so-
and sometimes without reward.
to carry your baggages,
yet make space for another’s
even if it means that once in awhile
you bend over from all that weight
it is just being there.
the most inconvenient times,
when you feel least like it..
for it is no longer about you
and love isn’t easy.
but love: the greatest of all
it never fails.
Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it. Henri J.M. Nouwensamant