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The Cost of Caring


Good Enough, 189-194 Psalm 143

How has caring cost you?

Writer and nurse Christie Watson described how she knew she was doing her work right:
it cost her something. Love, service, kindness, empathy—it all costs us something. Fill in the following blanks:

Love costs me

Service costs me

Kindness costs me

Empathy costs me

How have you experienced God showing up even (or perhaps, especially) in the midst of a costly love?

God, I know what it’s like to be held up by the strength of love. I long to be this for others but sometimes it feels too heavy. I need you to hold me as I hold space for others, to fill me as I empty out little by little. Guide me gently with your wise Gardener hands, pruning no more or less than what is kind.


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