What does compassion mean?
If we break it down it is compound of two Greek words: 'com' which represents the Greek word for 'with' and 'passion' which represents the word for 'pain.' So to have compassion is to be with someone's pain.
Let’s seek God on who you would like to be with?
The great Dr. John Perkins says,
“The greatest thing you can do is turn someone’s pain into your passion.”
Spend some time in prayer, asking God, “who is my neighbor?” This could be an actual physical neighbor, someone in your congregation or community, or a people group that you see suffering or struggling right now. Let scripture inform and guide this prayer,
Below are some steps we have outlined for our volunteers and community to help with some action items when it comes to stepping out and loving our neighbors.