Brother: 1. A male having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
Well that’s the definition. The very basic explanation of two boys born of the same parent. Is that what comes to mind when you hear the word, brother? If you’re like me, there are many thoughts attached to a variety of emotions that race through your head when asked about brothers. Some of you may think of men who don’t even share your blood, but have shared enough of your life that they have earned the esteemed title. The following video inspired me to return to my blog and pour out a little of the love. One last thought and then grab a kleenex and watch the video. I’ve always heard the Jewish pictograph for compassion depicted two oxen pulling on the same yolk. True or not? I’m no scholar of ancient languages, but I think it’s an inspired idea. Can you really have compassion for someone if you are not willing to come along side them, strap on their hardships and burdens, and help pull them a ways through life? Sharing the weight of this world…I think that’s where God’s love abounds. The older brother in this story knows how to help pull…in more ways than one. Now watch and have a good ugly cry.
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We may not take up the yoke literally, but in compassion, we have an understanding that goes as deep. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need more tissue.
Sherry, I just love that you are always there to read a humble post and leave a great comment. Thanks so much!
What can I say? I like your posts.
Sherry sent me. Lovely post – yes, we don’t really have a clue until we strap on the common yoke. I try to have extraextraextra measure of patience when I see others with disabilities – physical or mental.
And yes… let’s redefine that “r” word: it means S L O W… not stupid or dull or a dumb beast. Merely moving at a different pace.
Thank you Pamela! You are so right.