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Compasion for Others

by | Sep 15, 2021 | Compassion

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NKJ)

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NKJ)

Google define compassion as, “Sympathetic pity and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others.”

How many times have we seen someone less fortunate than us, and looked down on them? Not very compassionate. But it happens. More often than not, I would guess.

How many times do you see someone begging for money? Did you give them some? I will admit I have before. I once gave someone at a stoplight a small bag of change I kept in my car to get a soda. At the time it was all I had. He turned his nose up at it, but he took it. My compassion took a direct hit. But I did still feel compassion for him.

What constitutes feeling compassion for someone? What about someone who is alone? Or a death, illness or accident. There are so many reasons that call for compassion.

What with the holidays soon to be here, I have a suggestion. I have spent many years working in various nursing homes. There are a lot of residents that do not have family. So they don’t get gifts or cards. Maybe call a nursing home and see if you could “adopt” a resident. Ask if you could get them a gift for Christmas. Or sign cards and deliver them to a nursing home. Let them know someone cares for them. Show compassion to the elderly who have no family. It’s never too late to let someone know you care.

Have a great day.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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