The 3 Traits of Compassion
Posted: Tuesday, October 10
1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13
Verse of the day:
And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows. (I Thessalonians 3:12 NLT)
Paul encourages our love for others to grow and overflow. Do you believe that your capacity for compassion is a fixed amount or do you believe that love grows? Tiffany Vigil is a marriage and family counselor in the San Francisco area. I’d like to share with you her list of compassionate traits.
1. Conscientiousness. Compassionate people take the time to be aware of those around them. They are the ones that smile at the stressed-out mom with the crying toddler in the checkout lane and ask if she wants to go ahead in the checkout line. They hold the door for someone whose hands are full. They stop and give specific directions to the lost traveler.