This is the art of solidarity.
It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor or
black or white or right or left or young or old--
if you have the same disease as someone else
or if you both have a daughter with an eating disorder
or have a brother in jail or had a spouse die
or recently were fired
you have a bond that transcends
whatever the differences you have.
That's what suffering does.
--Rob Bell, Drops Like Stars, pg 65