I was speaking on the phone last night to a new friend of mine whose son was tragically killed in an automobile accident nearly a year ago. She was telling me how her boss had difficulty understanding the grieving process. She was not being patient with my friend at all and even said some pretty rude and hurtful things to her. It made me think about how life must be for people without faith or empathy. I guess they don’t realize they are that way because they have never known another way to live. I am so blessed to have been brought up with a strong sense of faith. God is my best friend. And I know He must have a “sense of humor” having put us in the predicaments we have been in. I have daily conversations with Him to get me through my day. I also try to look at those predicaments as a gift. Somehow I have always come out stronger in the end. I am blessed with the ability to empathize with someone going through pain and misfortune. That makes me part of who I am. I pray that God grant people like my friend’s boss a conversion to have more understanding of one another’s pain and to come to know you better.