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If we believe that Jesus is who he is said to have been, and did what he is said to have done, then we, above all people, should be compassionate.

If we believe that we have not gotten what we deserve, but have instead been freely given that which we do not deserve, then we, above all people should be compassionate.

If we believe that we will not receive wrath, but have instead been shown love beyond comprehension, then we, above all people, should be compassionate.

If we believe that for us, there is no condemnation for sin, but instead we have forgiveness in Jesus, then we, above all people, should be compassionate.

If we believe we have left behind “this body of death,” and now walk in newness of life, then we, above all people, should be compassionate.

But if we prefer to hate our neighbor, instead of loving our neighbor, there can be no compassion.

If we prefer to judge others, instead of serving others, there can be no compassion.

If we prefer to condemn, rather than to bless, there can be no compassion.

If we prefer legalism to liberty, there can be no compassion.

If we prefer self-righteousness to God’s righteousness, there can be no compassion.

The message of the gospel is this: God was not content for his good creation to be marred by sin, so he sent his son to pay the price for the restoration of that creation.  In Jesus, we have a share in that restoration: forgiveness of sin and life in his name.

How can we be anything, other than compassionate?  We, above all people, should be compassionate.

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