The word care finds its roots in the Gothic "Kara" which means lament.
The most basic meaning of caring is to grieve,
to experience sorrow, to cry out with.
This is striking in that we tend to think of caring as an attitude
of the strong toward the weak.
Yet it is more properly understood as an invitation
to enter into the pain of another and simply to be present.
by Byron Kehler; Trauma Counselor