Compassion is a natural response to human suffering. It calls for us to reach out to the lonely and mourn with those in tears. It requires for us to be vulnerable in a world where we are taught to avoid pain and sorrow at all costs. We see Christ over and over again demonstrating compassion towards people everywhere He went. Mark6 tells the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand and in Mark6:34 it says, “He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepard. ” So he set them down and fed them until they were satisfied. We are commanded by our heavenly Father to demonstrate the same heart of compassion that Christ demonstrated towards us.

Col 3:12- Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Eph 4:32- Be kind and compassionate to one another.

Eph 5:1- Be imitators of God… live a live of love, just as Christ loved us.

2Cor 1:3- Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. …

Reach out. Extend yourselves today.


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