May I say that so many times that we are so busy that we tend to become immune to those with a hurting heart. We are only "sensitive" when the hurt is ours! And truthfully most often times it is our own difficulties in life that help us to become more sensitive to others. For me personally it is easy for me to minister to someone that is going through something that I've been through.
I had a lady tell me once that she just wasn't a very sensitive person. We all have different personalities. We all are wired differently there is no doubt. Sometimes our lack of sensitivity stems way more from something deeper than just the norm!
But the question I would like to ask of us is this. Why aren't we praying for the Lord to help us to be more sensitive to others? To listen...really listen. To act.....that might mean simply to pray for that person, pray with that person, give them a hug, or ask the question, "Is there anything I can do for you? Sometimes I think I have just flat out missed the opportunity to be a blessing to someone else and other times I've listened...I've understood...and I've got it! How about you?
C.S. Lewis said once, “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
May we pray that our hearts will NOT BE DEAF to the needs of those hurting!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy