Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
... So, we should be compassionate for others, pretty much no matter the circumstances, just like Jesus was for us. I know that it's my own hang ups that cause this lack of compassion. It is the touchy subjects in my own life and my own heart that sort of builds a wall around my heart at the very mention of the touchy subject. I know, selfish right? If someone is coming to me, the last thing I want is to not give them my whole heart and help them any way I can. I suppose I can chalk it up to being human, but at what point does that excuse expire? I say it expires here and now. I say that if the Lord as brought these folks in my life, and to me, wanting comfort, who am I to deny them? Am I right?
So, I've decided to memorize these scriptures to make sure that my ears, heart, and doors (or email) will be open for any of my brothers and sisters who need a good chat.
Your turn: Do you ever struggle to have compassion for others? What are some ways you really "plug in" to others and help them? Comment below!