God spoke to me and said, “Rick, stop reading these names and go over to the World Trade Center North Tower”.
To experience the miraculous we cannot demand it from God by using some magical incantation. Neither is a life of study required. A seeking heart makes the connection.
The root of compassion is solidarity in the basic reality of our shared human experience. It is not just a sense of pity or sympathy, but a deeper sense of entering into the “passion” of another human being.