As Advent is upon us this year, I am inspired by many of the things that the Season brings, most notably the idea of compassion and selflessness. These are exhibited throughout the Bible and most specifically in Christ our Lord.
Whether it was the Samarian woman at the well, the leper, the Roman Centurion, the blind man, the lame, the hungry, or the sick woman. Jesus had a heart and a spirit of love for each and every one of these folks and as well as for us today.
If we could demonstrate just a glimmer of the Love that he has shown for the world, we would be able to show folks what Christ did for each and every one of us.
So, a challenge for each of us this Advent let us show an extra bit of compassion and selflessness to the world today:
- Maybe – take the extra minute and really listen to that person that needs someone to talk to,
- Maybe – let that person in line in front of you,
- Maybe – help a family at the grocery store by paying part of their bill,
- Maybe – donate to a group that will use it for the benefit of others,
- Maybe – any of a countless number of things.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
Jim Anderson, elder