STOP AND THINK – The goal of compassion is not to care because someone is like us but to care because they are themselves. (Mary Lou Randour, author)
It’s easy to like the people who are like us, people with the same heritage, background, and worldview. When one of “us” has a need, we feel compassion and try to help. But, what about those who aren’t like us? When we recognize that all people are created in the image of God, it demands that we acknowledge their value and try to help even those who are not like us.
Therefore … clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)