“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:12-15 ESV).
Jesus said to love others as we love ourselves, that this was a new commandment. It can often be difficult to love others or even be compassionate when the “other” is someone we clash with; however, we must remember that the Holy Spirit empowers us to love.
Jesus was the direct human expression of Papa. He walked this earth loving on people and delivering them from sickness, disease and demonic oppression. He loved us so much that He died in our place so we could live in eternity with Him. If we were to exhibit just a fraction of the compassion and love He showed others, imagine how much of a ripple affect that would have.
People need compassion, they need love, they need attention and we have been called to give it. There is great blessing in loving on others. Go and be blessed!