As a street pastor I seem to talk a lot about the edge of compassion, you know that place where you lose your caring spirit, judgement fills your mind and your heart shrivels up. It happens to all of us. Our judgement/fear creates distance and walls us off from the Truth-that we are brothers and sisters all -One with Creation.
We may not agree on theology, or like each others behavior, or politics or choices in life, but the Truth is what we are interested in knowing on the streets and in the shelters in our ministry. Next time the wall between myself and another grows may I remember to ask Jesus to show up and reveal the Truth. If you do this be prepared to be shocked.