“Finally, all of you…be sympathetic.” 1 Peter 3:8
And just like that her weekend plans fell apart,
Squirmles was upset, but didn’t know where to start.
The plan was a sleepover at her friend’s house that night,
But her friend’s grandpa had passed away and it didn’t seem right.
She was sad for herself that their plans didn’t work out,
But she didn’t feel “sorry” for herself and sit and pout.
She felt worse for her friend, who felt more pain,
Her friend’s life wouldn’t be the same.
She wanted to feel bad for herself and throw a fit,
But it wasn’t about her, not one bit.
It was about her friend and her family too,
They had a lot they were going through.
She felt the sadness and pain for her friend,
She wanted to help and make it end.
Sympathy is what she felt, a feeling for another,
“It’s feeling the pain of someone else,” explained her mother.
God loves it when we help carry each other’s pain,
Not for us, but for the other’s gain.
Selflessly loving and deeply caring,
Helping with pain and sorrow bearing.
Have you ever had someone show you sympathy when you needed it? Have you ever shown someone sympathy when they needed it?