Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Real Compassion -- Real Christianity

"Hopeful garments are SATURATED in DESPERATION, not CHRISTIAN PROFICIENCY."

Compassion is called out of us when we see situations where there is an obvious absence of something or someone life giving. It calls us to ache, mostly because we are forced to long for the restoration of whatever or whoever is absent. For those of us who have tasted the riches of Christ, compassion calls us to want to extend His heart into the situation, to be ministers of reconciliation and restoration. Sacrificial living requires nothing of our hearts because it has no sight, no memory, no vision. Compassion requires us to see what is gone, to remember what was, and to long for those things and those people to be restored.Compassion is being BROKEN over how little we grieve the absence of Christ in our lives. 



                                                                                                                              Jan Meyers





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