Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pity vs. Compassion

While on my trip to Honduras, we went to "The Dump." We gave out food and water to the people that are living there. We felt a lot of pity for them, and the conditions they are living in. One thing stuck out in my head was this question, "Are we here to temporally help them, or is there a bigger picture." Many teams go to "The Dump," to hand out food, then leave, and think more highly of themselves. Is this what Jesus wanted? For us to help peoples' temporary needs. By no means. Christ wants us to live life with them. Our pity turned to compassion, when we played soccer with the people there, no longer was it pity. Pity is taking care of temporary needs, when compassion is living life with them.

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