The Gift of Compassion
Topic: Domestic Violence Awareness and AVA Verse: Luke 10:25–10:37
• Compassion is an attribute of God
1 John 3:17-20 The Message (MSG) 16-17 "This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God’s love? It disappears. And you made it disappear."
• We are called to serve those who are marginalized
Matthew 25:40 New International Version (NIV) 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
• Compassion truly requires more than acknowledgment. It is to join with, suffer with others who are in pain.
What can I do?