FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
Mark 6:34. And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Thought for The Day: The Needs Of Others Require Our Action
Reflection for the Day: Compassion Is A Part Of Godliness
As Jesus sought to travel with his Apostles to a desert place, that they might rest, the people saw him and followed in great number. Jesus did not ignore them, but was moved with compassion, seeking to meet their needs. Ignoring his own tiredness, he taught them and fed them. His Godliness included compassion.
Each of us has needs, needs that cannot simply be ignored, but they must be measured in relationship with the needs of others. As a child of God, your compassion will force you to deny self that the needs of others may be met. The needs of others will require your action.