Learning to care about others and look outside of our own little pentagon (“me & my four and no more”) requires a conscious effort and a compassionate heart. Let’s face it, if the matter doesn’t “hit home” with us, if we’re not effected by it, we may offer some ‘oohs, awwws, and wows’ but beyond that, it’s pretty much forgotten. Remember “First they came for the Jews” By Pastor Niemoller...
“First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
This is the breeding grounds for the molester, abuser, rapist and all types of lawlessness. When we choose to ignore the problem because it doesn’t affect us personally, eventually it will affect us personally. When we choose to do nothing, to not get involved in finding solutions, we have the propensity to become a part of the problem. “And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives… And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see [them] upon the stools; if it [be] a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it [be] a daughter, then she shall live (Exodus 1:15-16).” Thank God for the compassion and obedience of the midwives (to the King of Kings–not the Egyptian King).
Later in Exodus we see the compassion of Pharaoh’s daughter, “And when she had opened [it], she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This [is one] of the Hebrews’ children (Exodus 2:6).” Compassion in action. Without her compassion and involvement, we’d likely have no “Moses” in our biblical history. I’m not suggesting we take on every issue but there are times when we could lend a helping hand, mentor a child, or become a part of a movement that seeks to resolve issues… not create them. Thanks for visiting, following subscribing. Take care & be blessed. Please also visit… www.xtreme-fire.com