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"I know just how you feel." We've all said it, haven't we? And with the best of intentions, I'm certain. At least, I know I have only meant well when uttering this phrase or ones similar. (Think: "Been there, done that." "I've been where you are." "I feel your pain.")
Humans. Man we are thick sometimes, no?
The truth of the matter is: no matter how happy or sad or thrilled or excited or despondent or woeful or afraid or heartbroken we are ... no one REALLY, TRULY, ACCURATELY knows EXACTLY how we feel. How could they? They ain't us, yo.
I am so very guilty of doing this. And again, I mean well every single time! But, saying I know just how someone else feels in response to a situation I have shared is as silly as saying identical twins are the same because they came from one egg. They are still two completely different individuals, Capisce? They may look, sound and even occasionally act similarly but THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.
And neither are any two people's feelings. Ever. No matter what.
So, I apologize to everyone to whom I may have told I know how they feel; I'm so sorry! What I meant was, I can only imagine how you feel. At the end of the day, we can (and should!) sympathize, empathize, love, hug and support, but what we cannot do is experience someone else's emotions.
And that's just the way I feel. #Hug #Support #Friendship #Love
See Lk 24:46, 26 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, and so enter into his glory. Gospel Jn 16:20-23 Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you."