...in some way this is how we survive as a human family, by becoming a place of nourishment for our brothers and sisters, by quietly shouldering the pain and their healing. We would survive as we became a We Community, sharing our sufferings in a great and holy act of compassion... When we seek compassion, we must remember that ultimately the heart cannot be forced. But it can become a womb where compassion is gestated and birthed. There we birth God. There we birth the name We. And with this holy name we will look with the eyes of the heart at all creatures, great and small, and walk gently upon God's bruised planet.
-Sue Monk Kidd, Firstlight