This past Sunday our church family voted overwhelmingly to purchase a new building downtown to expand our work of compassion in our city and county. Jesus has called us to be people of compassion. He said, “They will know you are my disciples if you love.” Jesus himself saw people in need and “had compassion” on them.

To be like Jesus, we need to be people of compassion. And this is a prayer we need to pray everyday. “God help me be more compassionate. May your love flow through me to those around me and to those in need.” May we grow in heartfelt compassion and find practical ways to truly care for others. We’ve heard it said over and over but it’s true, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Amen.