COMPASSION … Learn it. Teach it. Show it.

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A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  ~Charles H. Spurgeon

I choose kindness… I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me- Max Lucado

The “least of my brethren” are the hungry and the lonely, not only for food, but for the Word of God; the thirsty and the ignorant not only for water, but also for knowledge, peace, truth, justice and love; the naked and the unloved, not only for clothes but also for human dignity; the unwanted; the unborn child; the racially discriminated against; the homeless and abandoned, not only for a shelter made of bricks, but for a heart that understands, that covers, that loves; the sick, the dying destitutes, and the captives, not only in body, but also in mind and spirit; all those who have lost all hope and faith in life; the alcoholics and dying addicts and all those who have lost God (for them God was but God is) and who have lost all hope in the power of the Spirit. – Mother Teresa

We must never minimize the suffering of another. Scripture’s mandate to us is, “Weep with them that weep.” (Romans 12:15, KJV) –Billy Graham

People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: “Lord, teach me compassion,” but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion. – Henry Ward Beecher

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If we have no zeal for the glory of God our mercy must be superficial, man-centred human improvement with no eternal significance. And if our zeal for the glory of God is not a revelling in his mercy, than our so-called zeal, in spite of all its protests, is our of touch with God and hypocritical. – John Piper

Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion. – Chuck Colson

It is important that when we are engaged in admonition or exhortation or confrontation with a brother who is overcome in sin, we call attention to the truth in an extraordinarily compassionate and tender and loving spirit.- R.C. Sproul

Remember that even Jesus’ most scathing denunciation – a blistering diatribe against the religious leaders of Jerusalem Matthew 23 – ends with Christ weeping over Jerusalem. Compassion colored everything He did.- John MacArthur

No matter how low down you are; no matter what your disposition has been; you may be low in your thoughts, words, and actions; you may be selfish; your heart may be overflowing with corruption and wickedness; yet Jesus will have compassion upon you. He will speak comforting words to you; not treat you coldly or spurn you, as perhaps those of earth would, but will speak tender words, and words of love and affection and kindness. Just come at once. He is a faithful friend – a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.- D.L. Moody

13 thoughts on “COMPASSION … Learn it. Teach it. Show it.

  1. Wow this was confirmation. I experienced something today that could have only been God. And I’m willing to change some things in my life. I may not feel ready but when God’s ready it’s time. Yeah we all mess up and struggle with things in this life. But today was like no other. Thank you for this:)

  2. Truly anointed post today. Very powerful. Why are we so stingy with compassion, when it costs us nothing? Yet God showed great compassion and gave His son. We are never less like our creator, than in those times we withhold compassion.

  3. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing your heart, you are encouraging and inspiring more hurting hearts than you will ever know! Yes God is So Good ALL OF THE TIME!!!
    God Bless!

    1. I’m happy to hear that you liked it! I am humbled and blessed by your feedback and I really appreciate you reading and commenting. Thank you and have a most beautiful day 🙂

  4. Thank you! Great way to wake up today. Compassion has delivered me in the most profound moments of my life. Thank you for allowing me to reflect on that today.

    1. Your feedback is such a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing that today 🙂 I am always happy to hear when someone has been touched or helped by one of the posts. Have a wonderful day, Feysa!

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