SACRED SIX: COMPASSION MESSAGE
Receiving and giving Comfort/Compassion
2 Corinthians1:3b-4 The Message..…God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.
Have you ever been going through something that you just thought you would never get through? Then out of nowhere, a person crosses your path, gives you a smile and tells you about a hard time they too had come through with a help of another friend? There is a saying; “a friend in need is a friend indeed”…someone who helps you when you are in need is a true friend‘.
What does it take to show comfort/compassion to someone else? Well I guess that depends. For me sometimes it has been just a smile or a hug. Other times it has been another taking the time to listen to me without judgement and really not offering any bug suggestions. Many times people who need comfort and compassion just need someone to “just be present” for them to talk through their pain. In a world of rush, rush and many deadlines, it is easy to overlook the hurting. Can we just take a few minutes, especially during the month of February to make it a habit to smile, be present for others and lend a listening ear? If we will do this, then this habit could become a lifestyle of showing compassion to others.
I love the quote below by Mother Teresa on Kindness, Understanding, Compassion, Love, and Suffering:
“If you judge people you have no time to love them. Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
Can we truly love others without showing compassion?
Dear Lord, help us today to stop, look around for those that seems to be hurting, needing love, comfort and compassion. Help us to give away what You have given to us. Amen.
Psalm 116:5 NIV…..The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
Prayers & Blessings,
Carol Harrison, CNA
Spirituality Pillar-Operations Director
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Signature Consulting Service, LLC