Compassion fatigue

Not many of us can say we have reached this level of compassion. Yet the Bible is quite clear on our responsibility for forgiveness and compassion
If you’re suffering from compassion fatigue its probably time to remind us of this passage

“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honourable.

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
Romans 12:14-17, 19-21 NLT

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  1. Steve Mann says:

    Hi, Maarten. This was the passage I had come to mind after Friday, too. Despite what might be our initial ‘natural’ (knee jerk?) reaction to these sorts of atrocities, we are told to come in the opposite spirit. By doing this, this brings Jesus into that situation. He is far better at working a solution than we are and quite often we will be amazed and surprised by how He works in those situations.

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