God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Monday, March 27, 2017

Compasssion

Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!’ 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has risen among us!’ and ‘God has looked favorably on his people!’ 17This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country. Luke 7:11-17
compassion
sympathy
empathy
care
concern
warmth
love
tenderness
mercy
kindness

compassion
a mother has lost her son
her only son
her husband is already dead
while surrounded by neighbors
she feels all alone
she doesn't know how to move forward
she doesn't know how to say goodbye

compassion
Jesus encounters her
he has compassion for her
do not weep
he stops the procession
he tells him to rise

compassion
for a mother
compassion for a son
how do we learn compassion
does it just mean feeling pity
or does it mean more than empathy
does it mean mercy, justice, love

compassion
sympathy
empathy
care
concern
warmth
love
tenderness
mercy
kindness

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