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|you have put off the old man
with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is
renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
"Look to Abraham your
father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased
I am a new man in Christ
|But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his
brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
-- 1 John 3:17
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion,
and gracious, Long-suffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
|I know that "compassion" comes from two Latin words
suffer + with
I do not just "give at the office."
I invest whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
I give my time to be with the suffering.
|"Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Execute true
justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.
"Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion,
released him, and forgave him the debt.
"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he
saw him, he had compassion.
He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since
he himself is also subject to weakness.
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one
another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;