Monday, 7 May 2018

Compassion means:


Compassion means: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Synonyms are: pity, sympathy, empathy, concern, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity and charity.
Jesus had compassion. Throughout his ministry, He certainly showed not only compassion, but mercy, tenderness, tolerance, kindness and every other synonym mentioned above.
Today, let us just concentrate on the word compassion.
Here are some verses where Jesus showed compassion for different groups of people or situations. Read them carefully, and then reflect on how you can apply those in your life to let the love of God flow out of you to those around you who need compassion.

For the multitude:

Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”


Matthew 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.”


Matthew 15:32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”


For the unfortunate:

Matthew 20:34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.”

For the leper:

Mark 1:41 Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said. “Be clean!” (many manuscripts say: Jesus was filled with compassion)

For the bereaved:

Luke 7:13  When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”



All scripture references taken from the New International Version unless otherwise stated.

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