Our hearts are led in various ways by the Spirit of God. At times, we mourn over our fellow human beings and pray for the whole human race: we are on fire with spiritual love for all people. We may be so moved that we would if we could embrace everyone good and bad, in the same Christ-like love.
Sometimes, we see ourselves as the poorest of the poor, spiritually the most in need. At times the Spirit lifts us up into an immense joy. In all these ways the Holy Spirit leads us in one way or another to become more like Jesus who could grieve and rejoice.
We also come to understand our glory and our littleness. In prayer the Holy Spirit expands our minds and our hearts. Part of us is like the angels and part of us is very earthy. We need to see both to learn humility and compassion.
Your peace will not prevent the trouble of the coming day; yet your peace has everything to do with the trouble of the coming day. You call, you draw me, simply to be in your presence that I might live in it this day. You call me, Lord Jesus, to become more and more like you.