In caring for others we use up a great deal of physical and mental energy.  If we do not replenish these limited resources, we run the risk of compassion fatigue.  We cannot fulfill our God-given callings to be compassionate human beings in bodies that are constantly neglected and overextended.  How we feed, exercise, relax, listen to, and nourish our bodies are matters relevant to faithful discipleship. As Francis of Assisi lay dying, someone asked if he would have changed anything in his ministry. Significantly he responded, “I would have been more kind to my body.” – Trevor Hudsonin A Mile in My Shoes: Cultivating Compassion

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