Last week, an incident seemed so fierce to overtake me . For a moment, I had a flash of self doubt and fear of losing.For those few moments I could sense some set of things ruining within myself. I could sense that in my moist eyes.
A person in the room might have sensed something wrong in me. Well, we weren’t proper friends ;May be we had hardly spoken to each other at some rare occasions. At that time, she did not approach me with a direct question on How am I doing;Instead she offered me a packet of chips ,might I feel better. The little act of kindness was profoundly powerful in helping me come out of that terrible moment.
In Latin, ‘compati’ means “suffer with.” Compassion means someone else’s suffering becomes your heartbreak. They say that true compassion can improvise life.
Christ suffered for the world and asked us to live and act compassionately. Bible tells us instances where Christ has compassion on the people.
“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” Psalm 145:8-9
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”Colossians 3:12
We don’t have to do something big to be compassionate.
There are plenty of of ways to do that:
1. Be a good listener: You can just shut up for few minutes and let another person talk
2. Being Empathetic : You don’t have to undergo somebody else’s plight of experiencing it. Just Imagine yourself in other person’s shoes to understand the feelings through other person’s eyes.
3. Be a giver : That could encompass your time, or any old stuff which you don’t require but somebody else is in need of it.
4. Be Private : be good at keeping secrets as no one is encouraged when their struggles are made public. Sometimes, just a few words of appreciation can do magic.
What are your experiences on being compassionate?