Making the sorrows and misfortunes of others my own
But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother
in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of
God abide in him?
-- 1 John 3:17
But You, O
Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,
Long-suffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
I know that "compassion" comes from two Latin words
suffer + with
I do not just "give at the office."
am committed to being present with
those who are hurting.
invest whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
give my time to be with the suffering.
And we know that all things work together for good to those
who love God, to those who are the called according to His
purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be
conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the
firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29
have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept
-- Psalm 119:55
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??