Compassionate - having or showing compassion, tenderness, sympathy
26. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
When I think of compassion, for some reason how we treat those who are grieving dominates my thoughts. We take them food, sit with our friends or neighbors, talk with them if they want to talk.
We have many opportunities each day to give a word of encouragement or congratulations to those with whom we interact. Not just those who are grieving, but those who are feeling overwhelmed or unsure. We've all been there.
30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Yes, so we've all heard "Proverbs 31 Woman" or "Proverbs 31 Wife". While in context, it's a mother giving her son advice on what kind of woman to marry, I put it out there that this is actually a good set of guidelines for us all, female or male, to follow ... to help make our time on this rock a little nicer.
I'm all for a healthy self-love, but a person who acknowledges that there is something greater than him or herself in the universe, and treats other people with respect, honor and compassion has a value "far above rubies.
Today, why don't we talk about times we have given or received compassion? Share in the comments...pretty please? :O)