It’s this time of year that we think about the compassion of Christ. Compassion is simply feeling what others feel. That’s what Christ did when he walked this earth as a human being, letting us know that He feels our pain and that He cares about us, by the loving way He treated all those He came into contact with.
It’s usually harder to practice compassion than it is to talk about it. But through Christ, you are more than capable of being a compassionate person each day. All that you have to do is be sensitive to the needs of others, then be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit, and follow directions when He prompts you to act towards those in need.
Today, listen to that “small voice” inside of you that tells you what you should do to be compassionate to others. When you understand what people are going through, then you can understand their needs and be Christ-like in meeting those needs. Sometimes it may be just listening!
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29, NIV)
Yahweh, I know that I have the ability to be caring and compassionate like Christ. Father, give me understanding and lead me, so that I can be more sensitive to the needs of others and make a difference in their lives. In Christ’s Name! Amen.