Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
~ Colossians 3:12, ESV ~
Developing compassion means we have a deep feeling of sympathy and sorrow for ourselves, and others, who are hurting, in pain, or has misfortune. It is also a strong desire to help the suffering. Our greatest example of true compassion is Jesus Christ. Not only did Christ heal us, and others, from their physical sufferings. He also showed the greatest compassion for all of mankind through his death.
Compassion is not easy to show – especially if we perceive ourselves, or others, as deserving of the misfortunes. However, a truly mindful and spiritual recovery program helps us begin developing deep compassion for our own self in order to show compassion toward others. Clothing ourselves with compassion leads us to show kindness, remain humble, possess gentleness and patience in dealing with our own personal dynamics.
Through compassion, we treat ourselves, inside and out, and everything around us in a respectful and caring way. This occurs when we spend time coming to know who we truly are. With practice, we learn more about compassion and our self-centeredness and self-pity begin to fall away.
1 thought on “Clothe Ourselves with Compassion”
What has and night again happen has happened, and there is not a thing I can do about it.
That is just fact. And recovery yes is needed for me and all that have experienced adversities.
Now Yes, let’s go to groups, individuals and learn from one another I totally agree, For me when I was troubled and yet stood in belief no matter what, I got the privilege one day to hear a man on the radio preaching
“YOU ARE FORGIVEN” there is no more forgiveness to be given us from God, NONE!
Upset I was and so called the hot line, and asked what?
This man told me, to go anywhere in the Bible to find anywhere it is stated we are to ask for more forgiveness after Christ’s death on the cross, not before his death, after it!
So yes I found 1 John 1:9, and called back, and got told to read that verse in the Greek translation and see what it really says
To have already been forgiven. Then I began searching deeper for any others to lead me to see this as truth we need more forgiveness.
I found forgiven all over the place, and no other verse as 1Johm 1:9. In this process of trying to see clear about this issue I got to read 1 John 2:1-2, 12
That state we are forgiven in Son once and forever from Father of Son who raised him from the dead for us to get new life in his risen life
No more working at it to get it, It is given and it is Father that does the teaching Hebrews 8:11
So hearing this I did stop listening to man, and that was a mistake in this respect, I was to listen and take it all to Father in prayer to hear what is truth over error from him personally by belief in Son as risen or me and all the world.
He imputes it to us each in belief as I know at first I didn’t hear, I was not tuning it in or even knew to. I was in doubt out and about all over the place making a mess of things
Oh boy then I saw what Isaiah saw in Isaiah 6:1-6, woe is me, and even in being given new life now, woe is me still
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