Practice Compassion Whenever You Can
I recently enjoyed adult Vacation Bible School on Zoom with 5 other women. The theme was compassion. Simply put, compassion is defined in three short sentences: I see your hurt. I feel your hurt. I will try to ease your hurt. It might be a good practice to look for examples of compassion in your daily surroundings. My favorite example was sent to me by an out-of-town member. It might be a real story. It might be a fable. A four-year-old child lived next door to an elderly man whose wife recently died. The boy saw the man on his front porch crying. The boy walked over, climbed into the man's lap and sat for a while. When he came home, the boy's mother asked, "What did you say to him?" The child replied, "Nothing. I just helped him cry."