Advent Series: Heart of Compassion

Jesus said,

“I have compassion for the crowd because they have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat”

– Matthew 15:32

Jesus saw that the people were hungry and tired. He could have abandoned them and thought only about Himself and His disciples.

But rather than being selfish, Jesus exhibits a selfless act of love and kindness. And it is exactly this love for His people that results in the miracle being worked.

It is very difficult to place the needs of others before us. Because we feel that others benefit while we don’t even get appreciated. But Christ teaches us differently.

“Remember that the proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist”

– Pope St. Gregory the Great

Let us ask the good Lord for grace in this season of Advent to have a heart of compassion just like Jesus.

Exercise
Try and be compassionate to the people who serve you: At home, work place, etc. Go out of your way to do something nice for them.

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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