A true love is not a head love but a love that comes from within, from the heart.
Love is seeing a stranger in need and giving that stranger food and a word of encouragement. It is not loving only your family and friends, but loving thy neighbor. This includes complete strangers. Jesus said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Mark 12:31). It doesn’t matter if they are rich or poor. It doesn’t matter if they are black, white, Indian or Hispanic. Jesus went as far as to say, “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44). So that doesn’t leave any room not to love anyone does it. We are to love despite what they say to us or what they do to us.
Compassion is a form of love. We are to have compassion for others that are hurting and in need. Showing compassion means stopping and helping someone that might be injured. Showing compassion means giving a stranger food when they are hungry. Many times the Bible tells us that Jesus showed people compassion. He had compassion for those that were hungry, those that had lost loved ones, and those that were alone. Luke 7:13 tells us Jesus had compassion for a woman who had lost her son, “And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.”
Jesus tells a parable about showing compassion for others. Luke 10:30-37- And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
We should show compassion or love for others like Jesus did.
Compassion is sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. To show compassion we must show kindness, love, mercy, tenderness, leniency, empathy, mercy, pity, and concern for others.
-Romans 2:29-But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
– 1 John 3:16-18- Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.