COMPASSION- The feeling of deep sympathy & sorrow for another with the strong desire to help the suffering; tenderhearted. I wish I could say that as a believer I have this compassion thing all the time, but I don’t. I remember the days when my heart was FULL of it so much so that I was the person who would just randomly cry just looking at a stranger. It was like I could see and feel what they were going through. I remember one day I was at work and my desk was right next to a big window, I began to just observe and I was so moved for these strangers that I began to cry and pray for them. These moments have been far in between as the years have gone by and I have no one to blame but myself. My compassion meter is not marked where it used to be. If I can be a bit more honest, I’ve let what was an everyday occurrence become “ I remember when” in my vocabulary. Maybe you can relate? What can be some contributing factors? Being hurt by others? What we let the media negatively feed into our minds? We let social media dictate how we see people? Have me, myself & I syndrome (self absorbed)? I am suffering too so why should I care about their needs before mine? Also, our eyes can be stuck to glass, always looking down versus looking up so we don’t even allow ourselves the opportunity to just be in the present and be mindful of those we come across on a day to day basis. In doing that we miss those moments of seeing people. I don’t mean seeing just their physical being, but SEEing them beyond that. As Christians we ARE to have compassion. Compassion is linked to love. We extend compassion because even in our mess God extended His love & compassion to us. So I write this with not just the intention of just simply saying, “Hey, I have sucked in the compassion department!” but because I am asking the Lord to help me to see with His eyes, to love with His love, to give with what He has given me & to recognize the opportunities He puts before me. Pray for me and if you could use prayer in this department too, then let me know. Let us not just pray but do our part as well. From: my .