COMPASSION TAKES ACTION


Compassion.


What comes to your mind when you hear this?


Right now, I see the lack of compassion in our world.


I see people canceling each other. I see people pointing fingers and no space of empathy. There is no space to share our feelings with one another or even a chance to understand one another.


Our world is broken. Our world needs hope. Our world needs Jesus.


When you look at the definition of compassion it literally means, “to suffer together.” Do not suffer on your own, do not see someone who’s suffering be by themselves, but together.


Compassion is motivated to relieve the suffering.


There is action behind compassion.


It is not a passive phrase. It does not have an empty meaning behind it. It requires someone stepping into the suffering with someone.


It requires you to take the focus off yourself.


To my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, we have the opportunity to show compassion to a world that is scared, lost, angry, and confused. We have the opportunity to humble ourselves, die to self, and walk compassion out. It does not mean compromise truth, but walk in love. We have the opportunity to tell people about JESUS! We have the greatest example in Christ Jesus who walks in compassion for the ones who have been cast off and broken.


Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV


God has constantly reminded me to have compassion for the broken world that we live in. I have to remember that the standard God has called me is not the same for those who do not know Jesus. It is because they do not know WHOSE they are. Time and time again, I have to take the log out of my own eye and remember I was lost and broken.


I have to ask the Lord to not let me be quick to judge, but have empathy and grace.


I remember when I became a Christian in high school, I fell in love with Jesus. My whole life completely changed. However, while my motives were good, my heart fell into this religious mindset of trying to dictate and condemn those aro