Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Compassion and Love

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.   1 John 4:11

  Charles Allen once made this statement: "some people seem to have such a passion for righteousness that they have no room left for compassion for those who have failed."
  I pray that would never be true of us. God, our Father, has shown us such great kindness and gentle mercy. May we ever reach out to the lost in compassion and love to bring them gently to Jesus Christ. Jesus, "when He saw the multitudes....was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd"  (Matt. 9:36).
  Let me share these lines from an unknown poet:
     Just to be tender, just to be true,
     Just to be glad the whole day through,
     Just to be merciful, just to mild,
     Just to be trustful as a child:
     Just to be gentle and kind and sweet,
     Just to be helpful with willing feet...
     Just to let love be our daily key,
     That is God's will for you and me.

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