Saturday, September 6, 2014

~Being Compassionate~

When I think about what it means to be compassionate the story comes to mind about the Good Samaritan, although others passed the injured man by..the Good Samaritan took pity on him and reached his hand out to help him in his desperate time of need! What if we could do that in our daily lives and reach out to others in their time of need? It seems like we only make up excuses in our lives to others who are seeking our help..why can't we just take a second to help them with their need before our own more often?
Lets really think about that today and ask God to give us those opportunities to reach out to someone in need of our help! Lets be Jesus' hands and feet! lets allow him to use our mouths to encourage others! Lets act as though we're really excited about helping others for Jesus! Lets stop sitting around in one spot and begin to look around us for those who are hurting so that we may help them in their time of need!
Luke 10:25-37
"25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

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