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Posts Tagged: compassion

A Lesson in Generosity

When Scripture repeats the same word multiple times in quick succession, we need to pay attention. God’s trying to tell us something important, and repetition is the key. He caught my attention recently using the word generous. Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-13 and count how many times it, or a form of it, is used: “Remember… [ read more ]

There's Something Different about You

A girlfriend and I were sitting at my kitchen table, talking about recent challenges our families had experienced and how we’d handled them. Conversation paused for a moment, and then she said, “There’s something different about you. What is it?” I felt like a dream had come true. Her question was one I’d always wanted… [ read more ]

What is Compassion?

What is compassion? Is it the equivalent of feeling sorry for the less fortunate? Is it crying with someone who’s experiencing a tough time? I’m reading the book The Backward Life by Jarrod Jones. He writes, “In the original Greek language of the Bible, compassion means ‘a wrenching in the guts.’”