Becoming a Minister of Compassion

Becoming a Minister of Compassion

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – Colossians 3:12 Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan? If so, you may recall that in Jesus’ day, anyone who was a Samaritan was viewed as a sinner and a heretic; they were known as violent and evil. To put the story in today’s terms, it’s as if a very famous mega-church pastor, who has written books and is on TV, is on his way to a conference with several other pastors when he comes across a wounded man lying in the street. Everyone loves this pastor and looks up to him, so naturally, he is busy thinking about his ministry and all the people in his audience who he can help. As he ponders his calling, he encounters a man along the street in dire need of help,

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