I saw on Facebook yesterday a video produced by Cleveland Clinic. Although its direct focus is the medical setting, the question it asks it one that goes far beyond that setting: If you could stand in someone else’s shoes – hear what they hear, see what they see, feel that they feel – would you treat them differently?
We often react to each other with no idea what the other is experiencing, what might be prompting their words, facial expressions, their actions. The film is an invitation to treat each other with more grace, more generosity, more compassion.
I keep weeping when I watch this, it is so moving. I also keep thinking of the Gospel for the day that you posted it and for today and about how we treat one another. Thank you for this rich gift.
I loved discovering your blog this morning after Fran posted a link on FB to this post. I am an attorney turned pastor and Ignatian spiritual director! It’s going to be a joy to delve into your writing.
Oh, and I did my clinical pastoral education at The Clinic, so watching the video was like watching a summer of my life.
So glad to see you here Robin! I was actually thinking of you when I watched this, for many reasons. You will thoroughly enjoy Susan’s work.