Category: Compassion

Empathy and Compassion

Most of my blog postings have been about passing on information. Communication is mainly mind-to-mind. I have used words, figures and pictures. But I do not just wish to supply information, I want you to capture something of my heart, and through that, the heart of God. I […]

Personal Cross-Roads

As I start to write this, my weekly blog, I sense that I am at one of those crossroads we come across on our journey through life. I started writing my blog in March, last year and have so far written 70 articles on a wide range of […]

Together we can Change our World

When I was young, Jim Reeves used to sing a song with the words: “This world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ through My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door And I can’t feel at home in […]

People give to people

Years ago, soon after the formation of Kingscare (now known as Karuna Action), I attended a seminar which brought people together who represented Christian organisations working overseas. I can only remember one particular statement. It has stayed with me since. “People give to people”. People don’t give to […]

Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV) I have never known true physical hunger, but I am well aware that millions of children go to bed every night desperately hungry. My life has never been threatened by thirst, but I can […]

Giving in the Bible

Giving is a way of life, not just an optional extra to make us feel better. These verses from the Bible show that giving enriches our lives as well as enriching the lives of those we give to. It is a win-win situation. I am not promising you […]

Social Justice (Worldwide)

When it comes to human relationships, love, compassion and justice must go hand in hand. In talking about social justice I am not talking about justice as retribution or punishment but as justice in the way we treat our fellow-man. When people are wronged, they may cry out for justice […]

Acceptance

Everyone wants to feel accepted. There is a deep need to be accepted by other people, spouses, family, friends, colleagues and society. Yes, we need love, but we also need the respect and acceptance from those around us. We need to know too that God accepts us just […]