September 14 – in spirit, same mind

in spirit, same mind
tenderness and compassion
having the same love

based on:

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)

What happened to compassion today?

Where did it go?

Once my brothers and sisters came home from Crestview Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and we told our Mom that there was a family of kids with no winter coats.

It was fall and starting to turn cold and these 3 or 4 kids arrived at school and went out for recess without warm coats.

Our Mom, without telling us, called the Principal, Mrs. Adams (as I said at my Mom’s funeral, Mom knew Mrs. Adams really well, for some reason, I sure didn’t know why).

And Mom made arrangements to get these kids winter coats right away.

Mom did not want the kids or us to know about it but Mrs. Adams had the kids write thank you notes which we found later.

Compassion.

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