Our pastor's message today was on compassion.
He read the story of The Good Samaritan in Matthew 10
which is a perfect illustration of compassion.
These are the notes I took from his sermon...
so these are not my thoughts or words, but his.
The story illustrates two truths...
we must have compassion and
our compassion must traverse all bounds.
True love is shown by true compassion...
a stirring of our heart which shows we care.
Saying we care is meaningless if we are not willing to
help to meet a need.
Love equals compassion--compassion equals care.
Compassion is love in action.
True love says I am here for the long haul.
And as long as there is a need, I will help to meet that need.
Is that what love demands ?
I pray that I will have a compassionate heart!