There are dark places out there.
Places you don't want to see,
you don't even want to hear about them.
You don't want to experience that pain,
that suffering and defeat.
There are stories you don't want to relive,
memories that you don't want to remember.
There are a lot of places that we wouldn't choose to go.
Compassion makes us willing to go.
She is willing to go there with you.
Willing to listen, to hear your story.
She will let you cry,
let you scream in pain,
let you suffer guilt and regret.
She will be present and hold that space.
"I'll be here with you."
Those are powerful words,
when you are surrounded by the fires of hell
with no hope on the horizon.