Presentation on theme: "Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others."— Presentation transcript:
1 Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others. CompassionVs. IndifferenceInvesting whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
2 Compassion disarms hostility If we could only read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
3 Compassion brings kindness in the workplace. Kind actions begin with kind thoughts and kind thoughts begin with compassion.What kind of person has this compassion?
4 Comforter: gives comfort. Obedient: is submissive and accountable.Motivated: has an internal motivation that impels them to care.Passionate: is easily moved by others needs.Abandon: their own wants for another person’s needs.Selfless: shares their life with others.Sensitive: attentive to the needs of others.Interested: concerned with others’ lives, and situations.Outward: shows his compassion to others.Nameless: helps others without wanting attention.
5 Compassion shown today, is the surest way to brighten up someone else’s tomorrow. At workAsk how people are doing, and listen to their response.Meet a need for someone, and don’t tell them who did it.Write a card to someone you know is going through troubles and let them know you care.Possibly work a shift for someone that is going through hard times.
6 Pay attention to the feelings of your family, what they are feeling. At homePay attention to the feelings of your family, what they are feeling.Ask members of your family what you can do for them.Take time to know the hearts of your family.
7 CompassionA pastor in north Idaho was going through a very difficult time dealing with the stress of his job. He really didn’t have a whole lot of people to talk to, and started wondering what he was going to do. He found himself thinking that he was a failure, and couldn’t do this job anymore because of the stress. He would go home and find that the stress didn’t end there.
8 His wife would tell him that everything was going to be alright His wife would tell him that everything was going to be alright. His congregation loved him, but his stress didn’t go away. He sat at his desk trying to deal with it until he decided to pick up the phone and call someone. Who would he call? The only person that he could think of was a person in the church that he knew would listen.When the person picked up the phone, the pastor asked if he could take the time to talk to him. The response was warm and kind,”If you need me I’m here.” Tears came from the pastor’s eyes, as this was what he needed. It was not all the good counsel in the world that helped him, or the people that told him what he wanted to hear. It was just a person who cared, a person that would listen.
9 Who do you have in your life that you care for? What have you done to show this person that you care?Who do you know at home or work that you have a hard time with?How do have compassion on them?It’s easy to have compassion on them that love you, but how about the people that dislike you? Do you ask, “How did they get that way?”
10 Real compassion comes from the spiritual side of man. Be compassionate. You never know who might show up on the jury at your trial.The test for real compassion is asking yourself what you have done for your neighborhood. When is the last time you visited a widow? When is the last time you took a young child without a father with you to have some fun? Or the last time you took the lowest paid person out to lunch?Real compassion comes from the spiritual side of man.
11 Group Give us your story on compassion. Give a story where you lacked compassion.