"To be with a person in deep suffering, I must be willing to engage my own suffering." –Don Bisson
Brother Don was one of my favorite teachers in spiritual direction training. I rarely miss an opportunity to learn from and with him.
Last weekend he gave a workshop on the topic of "soulful suffering," from which this quote was taken. He brings tremendous respect and compassion to the practice of spiritual direction, and is an unfailingly humble, loving guide and mentor.
May I walk in the footsteps of his example.