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 meaning
suffer + with
I do not just "give at the office."
I am committed to being present with those who are hurting.
I invest whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
I give my time to be with the suffering.
Issues: the Welfare System
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
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55
This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??
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