There is a gemstone sometimes called the sympathy opal.

If we saw one of these opals on a jeweler's sideboard, we would ask why it was there.

It is opaque, without luster, and without beauty. But if we hold it for a moment in the hand, it will glow displaying all the colors of the rainbow. It needs the warmth of the human hand to be able to show off its beauty.

In the world there are many lives that are gloomy, without beauty and without affection that are waiting for the touch of a friendly hand and the sympathy of a human heart; They expect us to communicate them with the One who can transform them until they shine like jewels in his eternal crown.

Hosea 11: 4
With human cords I attracted them, with cords of love.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

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