I couldn’t sleep the other night so I decided to do a random YouTube search. With all of the recent hype concerning little Prince George, I decided to look up Princess Diana interview footage; I wanted to see what she was like.
As I watched her talk, she was surprisingly candid and honest. I remember the hype around her death, although I was still young at the time, and the overwhelming commentary concerning her beautiful, giving heart. This became apparent to me as I listened to her speak. She made it clear that her issues were a means to empathy. She could feel what the bulemic girl in the hospital was feeling because she actually felt it too. She could understand the depressed woman because she felt it too.
All great, compassionate people love others in a way that is personal and close. They love that way because they’ve felt the pain of heartbreak once too.
Heartbreak isn’t easy,
It isn’t clear
And you don’t need Jesus till you’re here.
As I experience heartbreak in my life, I come to know two things better.
Life if full of pain.
And we can use that pain to do good, or we can let it eat away at us.