Relearning and Reviving Compassion

Compassion is a hot topic these days. Who deserves it, should it affect our politics, and what’s in it for me…what is the point of compassion?

In this podcast episode, Dave and Deb dig into compassion and digress to the Great British Baking Show and Survivor — the longest running American reality TV show. Hosted by “America’s Camp Director” Jeff Probst. 🙂

Sometimes, we unwittingly view compassion as a means to an end. Whether that end is reward or response. But is it merely currency to get me what I want?

God addressed compassion over and over in the Old Testament.

And Jesus did it again both preaching it and living it out in the New.

Between people, compassion is love’s response to suffering. It’s a character quality that should mark Christians, but, as David Englehart writes, “Compassion needs to be nurtured and practiced or even this basic love response can grow dull and cold.”

Have a listen.

Published by Deborah Beddoe

Deborah lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her husband David. They've been married for more than two decades and have four fantastic children, two very demanding cats, and a giant puppy.

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