One of the most powerful statements I learned during ministry training is this:
“You will never look into the eyes of someone who has not experienced great pain.”
Another statement to go with this is so simple, yet profound:
“You never know what someone else is going through.”
Over 4 years ago, I discovered this video, and have saved it until now.
Henry David Thoreau said:
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
I’ve driven past Walden Pond 2 times this week, and will write about an earlier experience at the Pond, at some later point.
For now, I’d like to share this video, making the point that, if you were able to see what someone else is going through … would you treat them differently?
This video was produced by the Cleveland Clinic, which is an academic medical center located in Cleveland, Ohio, and has the reputation for being one of the top hospitals in the United States.
They serve over 4 million people each year.
It appears that they have produced a series of videos.
Here’s a link to their hospital web page, which I share in gratitude for producing videos like this:
I will also share their Facebook Page:
Cleveland Clinic on Facebook
So … if you were able to see what someone else is going through … would you treat them differently?
Here’s the video: