When the fruit of an olive tree has reached its ripest, it was plucked to be threshed. Know this that the Place of Anointing is the Place of Crushing.


Do not despise your pain, its by embracing it that you will see its value. You cannot claim empathy when you have never been there. You care more by much crushing; Your capacity to love shows more by embracing your struggles than by running away from your shame. We often treat others as we treat ourselves.