“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” 1 Corinthians 12:26
As I grow in charity, I find myself feeling the pain of others more acutely. Like a father who can imagine his daughter’s pain after bumping into a door, I can feel my neighbor’s suffering in all its seriousness, even though I may personally not think it is a big deal. This growth in love is a gift from God, and I rejoice and thank Him for softening my heart. Such sensitivity to another’s pain may otherwise be an inconvenience if not for this grace.