When somebody comes to solve your problems and repair your brokenness, you feel like his project. When he simply comes, you feel like his friend.
“We have a tendency, especially in an achievement-oriented culture, to want to solve problems and repair brokenness — to propose, plan, fix, interpret, explain and solve. But what seems to be needed here is the art of presence. . . .” David Brooks
“[C]ompassion, kindness, humility. . . .” Colossians 3:12