How do we suffer with each other in our particular circumstances?
How do we suffer with people like the friends and family members who are grieving in Connecticut? How do we share in the suffering of people around us every day?
And how do we suffer with people like Adam Lanza, after and before they perpetrate such crimes?
To many, this sounds like giving in to defeat ... as if we're merely saying it's the poor who are blessed. I've been in too many business and personal situations in which everyone's intuition is flat wrong. That's reason enough to believe that the way of compassion might be worth a try.
By REV. WILLIAM L. BULSON