In a narcissistic society where everyone thinks the world revolves around them, compassion might be hard to find. According to the Cambridge dictionary, compassion is a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them. There are several instances in the Bible where Jesus had compassion on people - the lost and the sick. This is more than just feeling sorry for someone. Compassion compels us to action. Jesus didn't just feel sorry for people, he did something for them - he fed the 5000, he healed the sick and ultimately he gave his life for us. Next time you feel sorry for someone, have compassion and see if there isn't something that you can do to actually help them.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.