READ: “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” Col 3.12.
THINK: Compassion is a “feeling of distress” for the “ills of others” (Vine), which “results in action to remove [someone] from impending difficulty” (TWOT). Compassion was a mark of Jesus, Mt 9.36; Mk 1.41; Lk 7.13. His miracles were acts of compassion, Mt 15.32. Compassion also focuses on spiritual necessity, Jude 22-23.
ACT: Always wear the clothes of compassion in dealings with others.
PRAY: I give you thanks, Father, for the compassion that you have toward me.
ASK: What do I feel when I see another’s difficulty?