You can care the deepest for broken people when you yourself know what it is like. True compassion comes from knowing real pain. Sometimes pain seems so meaningless and gratuitous. The only good that can come out of it is that when you find someone suffering, you can kneel down and touch them with real understanding, like Jesus. Jesus had no palace, no rich robes, no servants going around waiting on him on this earth. He was a “man of sorrows, acquainted with grief” who understood our human condition, as He does today. I am glad for that.
The worst thing in the world would be to go around as a professing “Christian” – the word means “little Christ”, utterly blind to the needs of others, focused solely on yourself, living comfortably, at ease, without the slightest concern for the pain in front of you If we want to live like Jesus, we’d better acquaint ourselves with the hurting and feel the compassion of Christ for others instead of being macabre voyeurs who stop by out of curiosity without the slightest intention of lending a hand to help.
Amen! Ingrid, Thank you for posting and your comment. “You get it!”
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