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In this fast-paced world, we often rush from one thing to another without taking the time to consider the needs of other people. Yet it’s also important to stop and help out someone in need when you are given the opportunity to so. You don’t know what that person may be going through and your simple act of compassion maybe what he needs to point him to God.
Compassion gladdens the heart for those who travel the world of pain. – Kenny Luck
A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. – Mark 1:40-41
Compassion is the signature of God for it allows people to get a glimpse of God through you.
The world needs so much help that it can be tempting to just overlook the need we see around us and focus on our own lives. What we see on the streets everyday numbs us to the pain these people must be going through. We become accustomed to it. After all, you can’t feed every street kid or clothe every beggar on street. Right?
But according to Kenny Luck, compassion is the willingness to do what you can in that moment.
It’s not about solving the world’s problems. It’s about doing what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The main reason why we can’t shake off the needs of others is because God never shakes off ours. Compassion is the highest form of holiness.
– Kenny Luck
One of my partners in Truly Wealthy Realty, Mitch, is one of the most compassionate people I know. She always looks at each situation from the perspective of the other person. She considers how that person would feel.
This is a personal struggle of mine. I have the tendency to focus more on how it will benefit me and less on others. Slowly, through Mitch’s example, and by regularly attending and leading a Dgroup, I am coming to understand the importance of being compassionate.
Compassion is not about me but about fighting for others.
– Kenny Luck
Compassion is not just a word. It’s a verb. And we need to put it in action.
Who needs your compassion right now?
It may be a friend who needs a shoulder to cry on.
A street kid who hasn’t had lunch yet.
A grandparent who needs someone to talk to.
Take the time to act with compassion to someone today.
Go live a Truly Wealthy life.