Monday, July 2, 2012

A Heart full of Compassion changes the World…!!!!

Today I woke up with an urge to write about compassion. You know there is a difference between being compassionate and being emotional. When we sit and watch other people suffering, then become sad about it but don’t take any action, we are just emotional. On the other hand, when we refuse to just watch but to cross over the road to assist, like that Good Samaritan, then we have compassion. In this case we have a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

It is pointless for us to be filled with emotions if we cannot make a difference in other people’s lives. We sit and think there is nothing we can do to change the world because ‘it is just the little me'. However, I believe that if we add a thousand little things done by a thousand little people then together we are changing the world.

1 John 4:21-22 highlights that loving God includes loving people. Therefore if we see people suffering and we don't act when we are capable of helping, how can we say that we love God?
Please remember that when you bless others God will make other people bless you. As it is said, 'to whom much is given much is required'. Thus, if you are blessed then you are expected to share with people in need. This is not mandatory however, but let’s bear in mind that we will only harvest what we sowed. 2 Corinthians 9:10 clearly states that “God is the one who gives seed to those who plant; he will produce a great harvest from your goodness”.
If only every one of us according to our capability help someone, even once in a year, this world would be a better place. It is not that you think you are superior to the destitute but you are just serving Christ and allowing God to use you in order to touch them. Remember that a heart of compassion and servantship produces Christ in others. This on its own will change the world…!!!!