- From Steve
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COMPASSION: Investing in the healing of others with the willingness to bear their pain.
Awareness of others’ situations and struggle + using your time and resources to help those in need = compassion
Compassion is the ability to see what needs doing right now and the willingness to do it right now.
- Other-awareness – Being compassionate requires moving focus away from yourself by deciding to value others and shifting the attention away from you.
- Self-awareness – You must acknowledge your own situation, experiences, needs, and downfalls. You must accept that we all are in this together.
- Making room – Your life is busy! Compassion requires making time to listen and to help.
Enemies of Compassion:
- Comparison/Judgmental attitudes – Blame, insults, and labels alienate others, comparison is not a constructive tool.
- Delay – Too often our good intentions do not become reality.
- Denial of personal responsibility – We are always responsible for our actions and inactions!
YOUR ACTION OR INACTION IN THE FACE OF NEEDS INDICATES YOUR TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
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