Monday, September 21, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

Paul teaches about compassion and forgiveness here.  Jesus was so compassionate to forgive us, and so we should do the same.  Let’s look at what it means for us to have compassion for each other.

The first thing we need to know about compassion is that it has nothing to do with the worth of a person.  A person who’s compassionate doesn’t look at the person, but the need.  Many want to have compassion for those whom they believe deserve it.  But Jesus showed us the correct way in having compassion for us even though we were undeserving. 

People with compassion then do something.  They don’t stand around talking about the need, forming a committee and asking for volunteers to take on the need.  Just as Jesus took things into His own hands, compassionate people do what is needed.

Compassionate people don’t just do something though.  Compassionate people are compelled out of their love of Christ to do something.  They see a need, they are filled with the compassion that Jesus has and then they do something about it.  They do this without counting the costs.  They know having compassion for others will cost something.  They know that their time or money or energy etc will be needed and used if they get involved. And they do something anyway.

If you think about it, Jesus saw a need.  He felt compassion.  He did something about it even though it cost Him His life.  

How compassionate are we willing to be in this world filled with hurting people with a plethora of needs?

In the love of Christ,



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