We dream, hope, and live with, by, and through the heart....Jesus also responded to the prophetic call because his heart was moved. He ministered with heart and even ends up de facto on the cross because of his living out the fullness of his heart. When we live with heart, we cannot remain immune to the other. The other's suffering becomes my suffering, his/her joy my joy in a relationship that is often but not necessarily that of reciprocity. If we do not have heart, we do not have life.
Wohnee Anne Joh, Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology
(Westminster John Knox, 2006), pp. 117-118.