I also see, but don't personally know, people who show their heaviness on the outside and my heart goes out to them. The thing is, we can look at someone who looks serious and humourless and assume. Maybe that they're arrogant or a damp squid or rude even? But, the thing is, we don't know what they are holding inside of them.This could be stuff going on at the moment or a heaviness and sorrow from the past..or even both.
Because there is no limit on our capability to love, then we can afford to give some away. In doing that, we love ourselves too because in life it is people who matter. It is our relationships that define us. That give us a sense of self again. That we are created as loving beings and we need love to thrive.
God, forgive me for the times in my life when I have seen someone looking sad or in need and made an assumption about them and turned away from them when I could have done or said something to ease their burden. We are all connected and so help us connect with the people around us and help each other out. We all need someone to lean on now and then. Thank You ,Lord, that You draw us all together as You would have us. Amen.