“He Had Compassion for Them”
If our ways of thinking, talking, serving, helping, loving—if our ways of living—make it obvious that we bear the healing power of your grace and mercy, O Lord, then hurting people will find us wherever we are.
When they find us, we will see them.
When we see them, let our first reaction be one of compassion.
When we feel compassion, cause us to act on it by offering your help and healing to them in whatever ways we can.
“But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.” (Matthew 14:13b-14)