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Choosing Compassion By Chardonnay Beaver

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – C.S. Lewis

By Chardonnay Beaver



Compassion is a weighty and undervalued attribute.

Some may regard compassion as kindness or consideration, but I’ve found this characteristic to be far more significant.

Compassion often goes beyond mere pity or sympathy and may involve taking concrete actions to help or show understanding toward those in need.

I didn’t recognize how impactful simple acts of compassion are until I was in need. Compassion allows us to represent the hands of God in other’s lives.

It is remarkable.

For me, compassion is all about meeting people where they’re, with what they have. Compassion is a blend of love and care. A lot of us could receive and express more compassion more frequently.

But, like every response in life, we have to choose compassion. Compassion is a choice. Humbling ourselves, getting comfortable in discomfort, and sacrificing convenience for connection is a part of that choice.

However, compassion doesn’t come without rewards.

Words of Wisdom by Char of The Week: The truth is we live in a generation that prefers pettiness over patiences. We have to allow people to develop. Compassion is a character attribute that has to be worked at. For some of us, this will be more natural. For others, you may stumble. Matthew 9:36-37

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