When life gets tougher many of us go into “survival mode”. We are just trying to keep going. Under normal circumstances many of us are eager to listen and be compassionate and empathetic towards others. But as the struggle increases it gets harder to see beyond our immediate situation.
The needs of those around us seem to be increasing and yet our ability to help doesn’t usually grow at the same rate. We need to find help from somewhere for our sake and for the sake of others
When on earth, the compassion of Jesus never ran out. On the busiest of days he had time to stop and listen to those that nobody else would listen to. Even during his arrest and crucifixion he was able to show compassion and love towards others, including those that were hurting him.
We do not have enough compassion. But he does. We may turn in on ourselves under pressure. But he keeps looking to the needs of others.
Jesus’ love and compassion is freely available for us to receive for ourselves and this and equips us to be compassionate to others. The greater our need the more times we need to come asking him to fill us with love so that we have enough for ourselves and for others
Prayer: Lord, I am not coping at the moment. I lift before you my pain and ask for your healing. Lord, I’m struggling to look beyond my own needs please fill me with with and I can then seek to reach out in love to others. Amen.