The Compassion of Jesus Christ
36) But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38) Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
33) They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34) So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
Those were the words spoken about Jesus Christ, showing his compassion for the crowds of people surrounding him. He spoke to his disciples of the great need for them to represent him and his compassion on earth to everyone around them. To be like Jesus is to have his compassionate love flowing out to help heal the hurting people of the world.
When you lift yourself out of self constraint and give yourself psychological air, the freedom to speak freely and honestly, you offer that same freedom to others. That's when the door to honest communication opens, that door of opportunity to speak freely by both sides, it opens wide the greatest door of all—the way to understanding those around you.
Sometimes when we are hurting ourselves, we tend to ignore and neglect instead of assisting the people we would normally help.
Allowing our minds to operate in a weaker mode of neglectful thinking, robs us of the ability to perform at our highest level, to achieve at heights formally unthought of. We allow fears to keep us from performing at our personal best. Those fears, like weeds in a field begin to take over to choke out the blooming of fruitful ideals and ideas, and constrains us from becoming all we were meant to be. Those fears once removed from our mind, and replaced by faith, liberates us to minister freely to those around us.
Our own fears, and misunderstandings tends to drive us backward, away from the need of others, and our own best achievements. Our fears keeps us from forming good, sound relationships with others. And stops that vital heartbeat of life, that caring heart, that loves and understands others.
Some ones hurting on your doorstep and you can't see their pain, because of the flood of tears of your own pain. Healing your own hurt will always come through the same source, Love, not only your own, but accepting God's Love through his son Jesus Christ.
God's love goes to the heart of the matter and really heals in ways we don't always understand, because we can't see into the heart of another person, we don't know what they're thinking. We serve an omniscient God, an "all knowing" God, who can and will forgive all manner of sin.
Compassion is expressed to the people around us when we allow that spiritual love, that is born inside us the day we accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior, to flow out to the people we encounter every day.
37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38) This is the first and great commandment.
39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
1) We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2) Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.
James 2:8 If ye fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
The Golden Rule, that has been quoted many times down through time, is written with the inspiration of the previous scriptures in mind.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Be a good neighbor to those around you, be kind, considerate, and understanding so you will do well. You will be doing your part, in providing peace and good will, to those who are hurting on your doorstep.
18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Jesus pure, holy, love was expressed in all the good he did while he lived on earth, and he expects his disciples to show that same compassionate love, to the people whose life they touch.
~ Joan Jessalyn Cox
King James Version of the Bible.
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