Compassion is to show concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. It entails actions that are focused on lifting others up with the intent of improving their well-being.
Compassion can sometimes be hard to show and maybe even a little uncomfortable. This is because true connection can leave us vulnerable and exposed. When we reach out to someone from a loving place, we in essence give everything we have, and we risk being taken advantage of.
If we’re aware that our main reason for living is to love – then we realise that this sacrifice is not optional – it’s a necessity. That’s why you will probably hear it quite a bit, whether it be through religious readings or self improvement articles – that love takes courage. Love takes courage of a special kind…
The kind of courage that allows you to show compassionate to the people in your life, even when they may not deserve it…
The kind of courage to make sacrifices for those we love, without the expectation of receiving anything in return…
The kind of courage to try new things and be open to the opinions and solutions others provide, even if we’re unsure whether they will work.
See, this kind of courage comes from a trust. And trust takes courage too.
Never be afraid to show compassion for the fear that it might not be perceived as you wish.
Never be afraid to show compassion for the fear that it might not be perceived as you wish. Whether appreciated or not, compassion is a wondrous offering. If the main reason we’re here is to love, we need to know that these sacrifices will continue to be a part of our daily life and we should never shy away from loving compassion out of fear. For what is a life without love?
We need to move forward with courage that God is willing us to act with love – he will always provide.
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
~ Adam, 2020
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