||[Jan. 31st, 2012|01:34 pm]
Seriously blind sided by today's lecture.|
Came for free food and got some serious food for thought. I'm thankful though, but emotional floored.
The police officer discussed situations of domestic violence and reminded us as medical students:
1. Do not look down your nose at someone in their bad situation
2. We all have been in bad situations and chose to stay for our own respective reasons - the key is to get out when it becomes life threatening
3. When someone comes to you confessing they have a problem and they need your help, provide all the help you can - no matter how many times they come back asking for help.
it's so easy to get spent and tired of folks but i need to be encouraged and patient with the people who recognize they have an issue and continuously seek help - even if they keep on stumbling in their fight to walk right...
today's lesson: to increase in compassion (sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others) and empathy (ability to understand and share the feelings of another).
And in this case - I can do both.
Lord, thank You that You love us and that You care for us. thank You that You provide all that we need and protect us. Lord, I pray that you be a stronghold and a comfort to those who suffer from domestic violence and those doing the violence. Be a source of healing to us and grow us in Your ways. I confess I can be short with those stuck in the cycle of sin. Please forgive me. Help us to live in freedom. Help us to be a help to others. May we be Your hands and Your feet and have a heart for what matters to You most. In Jesus name i pray, amen.