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WeaKly QuoTe: Sometimes Weekly, sometimes Weakly, sometimes not so Weakly.


"I always think of empathy as this sacred space where someone’s in a deep well, and they shout out from the bottom, ‘It’s dark and scary down here.  I’m overwhelmed.’ We peer over the edge and say ‘I see you,’ then we climb down with the confidence that we can get back out. ‘I know what it’s like down here.  And you’re not alone.’ Of course, you don’t climb down without your own way out.  Jumping into the hole with no way out is enmeshment-jumping into struggle with someone while maintaining clear lines about what belongs to whom is empathy.  Sympathy, on the other hand, is looking over the edge of that hole and saying:  ‘Oh, it’s bad, that looks terrible.  So sorry.’ And you keep walking." Brené Brown  

"During the hours and days that followed [a major health crisis], there was impressed again and again upon my mind the eternal mission and exalted position of the Son of Man....I was shown a panoramic view of His earthly ministry...During those days of  unconsciousness I was given, by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, a more perfect knowledge of His mission. I was also given a more complete understanding of what it means to exercise, in His name, the authority to unlock the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven for the salvation of all who are faithful. My soul was taught over and over again the events of the betrayal, the mock trial, the scourging of the flesh of even one of the Godhead. I witnessed His struggling up the hill in His weakened condition carrying the cross and His being stretched upon it as it lay on the ground, that the crude spikes could be driven with a mallet into His hands and wrists and feet to secure His body as it hung on the cross for public display.Crucifixion—the horrible and painful death which He suffered—was chosen from the beginning. By that excruciating death, He descended below all things, as is recorded, that through His resurrection He would ascend above all things...I cannot begin to convey to you the deep impact that these scenes have confirmed upon my soul." David B Haight