In case you were worried I’d forgotten about a Sabbath meditation, here comes Anne Lamott to the rescue.
Our preacher Veronica said recently that this is life’s nature, that lives and hearts get broken–those of people we love, those of people we’ll never meet. She said the world sometimes feels like the waiting room of the emergency ward and that we who are more or less OK for now need to take the tenderest possible care of the more wounded people in the waiting room, until the healer comes. You sit with people, she said, you bring them juice and graham crackers.
This is from Traveling Mercies, p. 106 in the version at Google books.
You sit with people, she said, you bring them juice and graham crackers.