Compassion with action - Let us use all we have, and give all we can for the glory of God


  • Reply Karen 2018 at 12:25 PM

    What a beautiful act of kindness! Thanks for sharing (and thank your son, too!).

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:49 PM

      Sharing was my pleasure, Karen.

  • Reply Jenny 2018 at 2:03 PM

    What a kind soul your son must have. I love your reminder to DO. Thanks for sharing this story.

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:49 PM

      Oh he so is, and he’s taking that “do” seriously.

  • Reply Bailey 2018 at 8:51 PM

    Yes! Thank you for the reminder to do the good work God has called us to!

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:50 PM

      We definitely need a little reminder to do the do. Assuming someone else will handle it is the comfortable thing to do.

  • Reply Aditi Wardhan Singh 2018 at 9:24 AM

    So interesting to me, from a non christian pov. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:51 PM

      You’re welcome, and this is something that we should all do for each other. Kindness ca be contagious.

  • Reply Candy 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Well said and good for your son. I have had those tho it’s. Afraid I didn’t always act on them. Shame on me

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:52 PM

      I’m with you Candy, me too. This is a lesson i have to take action on too.

  • Reply Sam | Away She Went 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Good for your son! It sounds like he’s a very kind, caring child and we need more of those in this world. Thanks for sharing your story and reminder of compassion.

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:53 PM

      Oh he totally sides with an underdog. He’s such a sweetie.

  • Reply Leigh Suznovich 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Oh I love the lesson here. It’s not enough to notice something and feel bad that it is happening. You have to act and help. Your son sounds like a beautiful soul.

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 4:55 PM

      Oh that boy of mine, he truly is! I’m always looking for ways to teach them something. Of course it may take a little more than one time, or even a little leading by example on my part, but I’m proud to take the lead on this one.

  • Reply Shelly 2018 at 8:51 PM

    Great reminder. I’ve definitely failed to take a stand or step in at times. Love these teachable moments that teach us as much as them!

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 4:41 PM

      Oh Shelly me too. It’s easier to not get involved, I guess. But really we need to treat people like they matter.

  • Reply Fran 2018 at 2:15 PM

    This was so beautifully written. Too often I get stuck in the “feel bad” for people stage without letting those feelings prompt me to movement. Thank you for putting the reminder into words that I need to allow the spirit to move me into action. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:54 PM

      Oh, Fran, thank you so much. Agreed! We should let the Spirit take lead more often.

  • Reply christi 2018 at 2:15 PM

    What a gentle reminder that pity and actions shouldn’t always guide our actions. We are called to meet needs, and we should do so with a “happy heart” (as I refer to it in our house). Thank you for this!

    • Reply Jen E. 2018 at 3:55 PM

      YES! A happy heart. I tell this to my kids too (typically when they’re doing chores) . But seriously, if we’re going to do, might as well let love lead.

  • Reply Naomi of Living Out 127 2018 at 8:26 AM

    What a precious reminder of what true love looks like! Our children are often the best teachers, and learning alongside them about compassion and action is such a blessing!

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