Compassion softens the heart to see the person behind a circumstance or decision. Compassion seeks to know them, to hear their story, and be a part of speaking God’s healing love into their hand-crafted story. 

Today, we’re listening to “Dear Mr. Christian,” by Derek Minor. 

Audience Song Pick!
“Dear Mr. Christian” by Derek Minor

“This song shows the struggles some face that we can so easily overlook while becoming judgmental of people based on visible circumstances. It’s helped me to widen my perspective, slow down, be less quick to assume, and encourages me to see people in the image of God. It makes me want to be more compassionate, and less judgmental.” -Dakotah Jackson

Scripture

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19-20).

Reflect

Are you quick to judge any specific people (or groups)? Bring them to mind, and ask God to grow compassion in your heart for their story and their struggle.

Pray

Lord, help me to view others the way you view them—with the same extravagant grace and compassion you see me with. 

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