Compassion is the very essence of Jesus Christ. The Bible describes Jesus Christ as a man who always has compassion on the people he meets on his way.
Whenever Jesus is teaching and people gather, he always has compassion for them, and finds ways to make them whole. Jesus fed the Five Thousand out of His love and because He wanted them to be Whole – Spiritually and otherwise. Jesus gave his life, out of the conviction of His Love for mankind.
Ademola H Adigun sums up the problem that is gradually overtaking the Christian belief, and replacing it with Religion. I do hope that you would be blessed as you read.
A very attractive concept in Christianity to me is compassion. After love there is compassion. Or compassion a derivative of love.
The Bible says in James 1:27 – “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
The old Churches taught about it. Modern Churches mostly do not. They focus your mind on what you do not have and neglect to tell you what you do have. They do teach giving, but direct it at the church or more crudely themselves.
Many find it easier to bless their Pastors – which is not a bad thing, than give to the needy which is a more excellent act.
The problem our society has is identifying the needy from the greedy. There are blurred lines or are there? The needy still have clear markers.
Compassion is not only giving. It is feeling and acting from that feeling. It is being there. It is engaging. It is sacrificing many times.
A heart of compassion finds judging difficult. It will rationalise and provide excuses. It is a heart of God.
Have a compassionate day and show love! Return to true religion.