Happy and blessed Monday!
Our pastor reminds us often that we need to communicate with people. Just ask how they are and it can open a conversation of what really might be going on in their life There is so much hurt around us and so many who have no one to listen.
So many just need a listening ear and a compassionate heart. To be compassionate, we must feel the suffering of others. That is a blessing and also, very difficult. It’s pretty easy to say you will pray for them and walk away. If compassion is actually feeling someone else’s suffering though, can you really just walk away though? Maybe God put you in that place, at that particular moment, to be His hands and show His heart.
Matthew 22:39 tells us that the second greatest commandment is to love others as ourselves. That’s a powerful statement. How can we show compassion for others this week?
What if moments of compassion are actually epic moments of battle?
Colossians 3:12 reminds us, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
I can’t help but notice that compassion is listed first. It’s from a heart of compassion that kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience naturally flow. These are the qualities I want flowing from my heart. I imagine you want them flowing from yours, as well. That’s why we must ask ourselves…
When people see us, do they see the compassion of their Creator?
People are walking around with way more hurts than we can ever imagine. And they need to know God’s compassion is alive and well and winning the epic battle in good versus evil. People need to know redemption is more than just a word.
May the unending compassion He has shown to us flow back through us.