"Compassion is not crying over a sad video. Compassion changes things."
(I'm out a tight schedule today and I haven't posted on here in forever due to lack of not only time, but Internet access as well, but today I've just gotta get this out there real quick and maybe talk about more some other time.)
I just quickly read through my Mom's last 3 blog posts over at oneblessednest.blogspot.com and was quickly reminded of this quote that I heard two weekends ago, attending a Women's Conference, "Chosen", at Summit Christian Center. In between my Mom's updates of all the spectacular things God is doing in the lives of her adult children, aka "Bigs", was a little post with two little precious faces waiting to come home to their Forever Family. I teared up at how wonderful the work of God is in this story and my heart melted over their two cuter than cute faces and the love of their Mommy and Daddy who are working to bring them home. But this post is a call to action. Just being emotional about the situation is not enough. I believe God uses the things that pull at our heart strings to do the work of those things that are close to His heart as well. If you realize yourself getting emotional about issues, then do something about it. Feeling sorry for the least of these is not compassion, but it can cause you to be compassionate when you chose to let it move you to action. Need an example? Read the post here and see what I'm talking about. Then see if it leads you to do something, to be compassionate.