A student whose mom has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is waiting to find out if the tumor is malignant.
A friend who has early onset Alzheimer’s.
A mom of five children who has stage 4 cancer.
A woman with substance abuse who has yet to recognize she desperately needs help.
Shootings and terror attacks around the world.
Refugees. Disputes about government and division in our country. Poverty. War.
Check your Facebook newsfeed, visit a news website or lesson to a newscast, and be present for your friends and coworkers. Just a few minutes doing any one of these things and you can create a list like the one above. The only problem is that this list could go on and on.
Both those right next door and those around the world are hurting. Struggling to persevere in the midst of what likely feel like impossible circumstances. There is sadness. Frustration. Anger. Fear.