Assess The Importance Of Compassion In Community Service

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In the last few years, I have been struggling with finding the balance between showing compassion but being truthful about the behaviors that lead people into difficult situations. As a minister and a leader, you confront this on a daily basis. You want to show mercy and compassion because after all, the gospel is all about love! But you also want people to change for the better. And you can’t do better unless someone points out what you are doing wrong that’s causing drama and problems in your life.
I have prayed about it and read about it and I have gained a little balance but it still is a question that comes up for me often. Then I had the pleasure of meeting John the Uber driver. In his previous life he was a social worker who eventually became a social worker with a drinking problem. He put that issue behind him and moved on but he told me as an Uber driver he gets a lot of
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We move along a path daily to become more and more like Christ and He provides the perfect example.
“This High Priest of ours [Jesus] understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrew 4:15).
Well, we are human, we will sin but the deeper meaning here is that you can have compassion, you can identify with people’s suffering but in all of that you can still be an example of a better way to get through this thing called life. Jesus is the Way.
Point others to Jesus in what you say and what you do, even when you make the wrong choice. Too many people are hesitant about God and faith because they see it all as a bunch of rules and standards they will be forced to meet. But anyone truly living for God will tell you the value in having a relationship with God is knowing when you make the wrong choice, when you take the wrong road and end up in a firestorm, you have a relationship with the One who can lead you out and help you make a better choice the next

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