Compassion is easier when we remember how God saved us.
Compassion grows as we observe Jesus’ heart for me … and for others
Luke 15:3-7 CSB – Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Compassion demands that we go.
Mark 16:15 CSB – Then he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
John 20:21 CSB – Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the father has sent me, I also send you.”
Matthew 9:35-38 CSB – Jesus continued going around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”
“In your pursuit of this person, when you are thinking about this person you want to share Jesus with, my suggestion is: Lead with love.” – Vince Antonucci