Compassion = Come pass on

Come pass on
Come pass on
Come pass on the hope that he who began a good work will complete it

Come pass on
Come pass on the hope
Come pass on the love made evident in the death of Christ on the cross.

Come pass on
Come pass on the hope
Come pass on the love
Come pass on the joy that bubbles inside of you because He came to give life and did it more abundantly

Come pass on.
Come pass on the hope
Come pass on the love
Come pass on the joy

Come and just pass it on.

To who?

Do you see her, tired and forgotten, burdened by the weight of guilt
Do you see him, angry, bruised and clinging on to sanity by a thread
Do you see the daughter without a father
Do you see the son that can’t stand his mother
Do you see the neglected child behind the mask of accomplished professional
 Do you see them

Do you see the broken
Do you see the bruised
Do you see the battered
Do you see the bastard, who still has no idea who his father is and can’t imagine the love of a father, talk less a heavenly one

Or do you only see their mistakes
Do you only them as numbers
As statistics of unwed mothers and drug dealers.
Child molesters and gang members.

In Matthew 14 Jesus went out, saw a great multitude, was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
In Matthew 20 Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes.
And immediately their eyes received sight,
In Mark 1, Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and healed him
Compassion is action 
Driven by the desire to alleviate their suffering.
But it must start with a recognition of their pain
So I ask you once more

Do you see her, tired and forgotten, burdened by the weight of guilt
Do you see him, angry, bruised and clinging on to sanity by a thread
Do you see the daughter without a father
Do you see the son that can’t stand his mother
Do you see the neglected child behind the mask of accomplished professional

Do you see the broken
Do you see the bruised
Do you see the battered
Do you see the bastard, without a father who can’t imagine what a heavenly one would do
Do you see her   Do you see him   Do you see them

If you do ...

Come and pass it on.
Come pass on the hope that is founded in your identity in Christ
Come pass on the love that was made evident by His sacrifice on the cross
Come pass on the joy that this world is not the end all and be all.
Come pass on.

2 Cor 1: 3 – 4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God 

We exist to make him visible 
We have been comforted so let us comfort
We have been forgiven so let us forgive
We have been rescued so let us rescue
We have delivered from the misery of our mistakes so let us point them to the one who is able to forgive their mistakes

And so ... regardless of who they are
See them the way He saw us.
See them as beings, children in need of a Savior
See them as beings with a God-sized void
See them not as numbers, as statistics, but as people similar to you.
Identify with their suffering, understanding that if it had not been for the Lord who was on your side, you would be them.

Their pain transcends gender,
Their pain transcends race,
Their pain transcends social status.
So see them, see their suffering

And when you eventually do ...

Come pass on
Come pass on the hope
Come pass on the love
Come pass on the joy
Come pass on what God has blessed you with

Come pass on
Come pass on
Come pass on
Compassion

Because compassion at the base level is realizing they need God as much as you do and doing something about it

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