All my feelings have been taken away.
I feel no joy,
I'm hungry but I cannot taste
I'm tired but I cannot sleep
I'm in love but I cannot fulfill my desires.
I have only one pleasure in my life -
I feed on misery. (Hades, Percy Jackson & The Olympians)
Those who are possessed of evil love to inflict pain on others.
Those given over to God act with compassion on the hurting.
Which will you choose?
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.