“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32

Beloved, in order to fully grasp the potential of today’s message, it is essential to understand the meaning of the word ‘compassion.’ It was defined as ‘A deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it’ (Gilbert, 2009, p. 13). Upon considering this definition, it becomes apparent that compassion is truly all-encompassing.

Let us examine ourselves and answer the following questions: Are we compassionate towards others? Are we aware of the suffering around us? And most importantly, are we willing to lend a helping hand to those in need? If we find ourselves answering “No” to these questions, it is essential to turn to God and seek a compassionate heart. Our Heavenly Father delights in seeing us help and care for one another.

Christ, our ultimate role model, exemplified true compassion. Throughout His ministry, we read numerous miracles accompanied by phrases such as “He had compassion on them” or “I am willing; be healed…” Even to this day, He continues to show us mercy and love.

In the present generation, it is all too easy to overlook the suffering of others, but God calls upon us to be like the Good Samaritan, willing to extend a helping hand to those in need. Let us cultivate this nature of compassion, for it is a reflection of God’s own compassionate nature.

Remember, the scripture advises us to be our brother’s keeper, so we are not wired in this Kingdom to feel unconcerned. Be willing to share your resources, whether it be food, money, time, or any other form of support, with those around us who are in need.


Father Lord, please instill within me a heart of compassion. Henceforth, may I exhibit the spirit of compassion, so that when people see me, they, too, may be moved to show compassion.

This message serves as a reminder of God’s love and guidance in our lives. May it enrich your spiritual journey. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, and for more resources to support your spiritual growth, click here.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!

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  1. Amen.
    Indeed we are wired to show compassion.
    A little kindness to others will make me a better person.
    Thank you.

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