Good morning people who love others enough to act on your compassion.
Luke 10:33-35 NKJV But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’”
Having compassion for people is wonderful. It is a true expression of our Father in heaven.
But compassion doesn’t stop (or start) with just a feeling. Compassion acts.
The Father was so moved by love and compassion for the world that He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins.
The Samaritan was so moved by love and compassion for this stranger that he went to him and was extravagant in helping him and paying for his needs to be met.
My mother-in-law exemplifies compassion in action every day of her life. She is a wonderful expression of God’s love and generosity to many.
It is wonderful to pray for people in need. I believe many of us need to do this more.
But compassion shouldn’t stop with prayer.
Love gives generously. This is the essence of compassion!
Is there someone in your life today that needs to see your compassion in action?
Never underestimate even a seemingly small act that is clothed in love and compassion. It truly might change someone’s life.