MONDAY 7/29/19

 

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPASSION AND KINDNESS?  HOW ABOUT COMPASSION AND EMPATHY?  WHAT ABOUT COMPASSION AND THOUGHTFULNESS?  FOR ME, COMPASSION IS SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO COME FROM THE VERY DEPTHS OF ANOTHER PERSON’S SOUL, FROM THE DEEP RECESSES OF THE HEART.  IT’S NOT FEELING SORRY FOR SOMEONE.  THE LORD HAS COMPASSION.  HE FEELS OUR PAIN, KNOWS OUR BURNDENS, CARRIES THE WEIGHT OF OUR CROSS ON HIS SHOULDERS.  AND IF I WANT TO HAVE COMPASSION, BE A COMPASSIONATE PERSON, THAT’S WHAT I NEED TO DO AS WELL.

 

TUESDAY 7/30

 

COMPASSION IS LIKE WATER.  SOMETIMES IT’S OVERFLOWING, SOMETIMES IT JUST TRICKLES.  LIKE  WATER FROM A  FAUCETT, IT GETS TURNED OFF AND ON.  SOMETIMES IT’S SO HOT AND SOMETIMES SO COLD AND MAYBE SOMETIMES JUST PLAIN OLD LUKEWARM.  AND SOMETIMES WHEN YOU WANT TO BE COMPASSIONATE THERE’S JUST NOT ANYTHING COMING OUT, VERY MUCH LIKE WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY OR THE WATER LINE BREAKS.  AS MUCH AS I MAY WANT TO ALWAYS BE A COMPASSIONATE PERSON SOMETIMES I MISS THE MARK.  THAT’S WHEN I’M GLAD THAT GOD IS A COMPASSIONATE PERSON TO ME.

 

WEDNESDAY 7/31/19

 

THERE’S A WORD OF COMPASSION AND AN ACT OF COMPASSION.  THERE’S A COMPASSIONATE THOUGHT OR A COMPASSIONATE GESTURE. BUT IF THERE’S NOT A COMPASSIONATE PERSON THERE WONT BE ANY COMPASSION GIVEN OR SHOWN TO ANYONE.  PEOPLE REALLY NEED YOUR COMPASSION EVEN WHEN THEY MAY BE ACTING LIKE A JERK.

 

THURSDAY 8/1/19

 

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE WHEN I’M BEING COMPASSIONATE I’M TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.  THAT WILL HAPPEN.  IT KIND OF COMES WITH THE TERRITORY.  WHEN YOU SHOW COMPASSION YOU’RE PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE, BEING VUNERABLE LAYING YOURSELF OPEN TO BE ABUSED, WALKED ON.  WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE LIFE OF JESUS, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE PERSON THERE IS, YOU SEE THAT’S HAPPENED TO HIM, SO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU OCCASSIONALLY OR EVEN FREQUENTLY, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.  YOU PROBABLY BEING CHRIST LIKE,

 

FRIDAY 8/2/19

 

THE CAPITAL ONE CARD ADVERTISEMENTS ALWAYS ENDS WITH THE QUESTION “WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET”?  FOR ME, IF ITS CLOSE TO PAY DAY PROBABLY NOT TO MUCH MONEY.  BUT THERE ARE OTHER VALUABLE THINGS IN MY WALLETT THAT ARE ALWAYS THERE.  MY DRIVERS LICENSE, A CREDIT CARD BUT MAYBE NOT A CAPITAL ONE CREDIT CARD!  A COUPLE OF PICTURES ARE THERE AS WELL AS MY HEALTH INSURANCE CARD AND A FEW PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME.  STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM, BE SURE YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOME COMPASSION IN YOUR WALLETT.  LIKE THE OTHER VALUABLE THINGS IN YOUR WALLET, ITS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, ITS THERE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS IT FROM YOU.  WE DON’T JUST CARRY COMPASSION IN OUR HEART.  WE CARRY IT IN OUR WALLET AS WELL.

 

SATURDAY 8/3/19

 

MAYBE YOU’VE HEARD THIS ADVICE ABOUT FRIENDSHIP; “ IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FRIEND, BE A FRIEND”.  IT’S THE SAME WAY WITH COMPASSION. IF YOU WANT TO FEEL COMPASSION FROM SOMEONE, YOU HAVE TO GIVE COMPASSION TO SOMEONE.  IT’S LIKE A CIRCLE, A CONTINUOUS PROCESS AND EXPERIENCE.  BE A PART OF THAT CIRCLE.  BE COMPASSIONATE WITH SOMEONE AND SOMEONE WILL BE COMPASSIONATE WITH YOU.

 

SUNDAY 8/4/19

 

I’VE NEVER SEEN A $1,000 BILL. BUT I WOULD RECOGNIZE IT IF CROSSED MY PATH.  MAYBE YOU HAVENT SEEN MUCH COMPASSION IN YOUR LIFE LATELY.  BUT YOU WOULD FEEL IT IF CROSSED YOUR PATH, TOUCHED YOU HEART.  THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE AROUND YOU WHO MAY NEED SOME COMPASSION AND THEY HAVN’T SEEN IT VERY MUCH LATELY.  ITS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE THAT BOLT OF LIGHTNING THAT STIKES THE HEART OF SOMEONE WHO NEEDS SOME COMPASSION TODAY.