Compassion requires action. We all need compassion. It is something we should give and receive. Sometimes tears shed for self originate in self centered weakness. Tears shed for others are tears of strength. Abraham Lincoln once said “I am sorry for the man who can’t feel the whip when it is laid on another mans back.” In our natural state, we are self-centered, but through Christ and from the Holy Spirit, we can be compassionate. The more we get to know God and relate with Him, the more we love the things (people especially) that God loves.
Father God, give me the insight to see hearts that are hurting. I know that sometimes people seem to look so perfect and put together on the outside; that is why I ask now for Your discernment. I ask that you speak thru me giving me the words to say. Words of compassion; whether it be a friend, an acquaintance, or even strangers. Let me be thankful for all who give compassion. I ask that You pour Your blessings upon them. I ask in Jesus Name. Amen.
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous
1 Peter 3:9-10
He has called His wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.