A heart of compassion

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How can perfect unity of heart, mind, love, and purpose be accomplished? Very simply, through humility. Not by becoming a doormat for others to trample or by putting ourselves down, but by building others up. By recognizing other people matter. Humility starts by accurately evaluating ourselves in light of our relationship to Christ. This helps us see the image of God in others. When we follow Christ in humility instead of demanding our own way, we will be concerned for others. The concern will lead us to take correct action to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who cross our pathways. I’ve begun praying, God, break my heart for what breaks Yours; build in me a heart of compassion. It’s a prayer that is growing and stretching me. Sometimes it hurts. But I’d rather hurt for His children than live with apathy.