Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | May 25, 2015

Smart things my parents did – Compassion for others

Today’s post is part of the “Smart Things My Parents Did” blog series. I wrote today’s post, and there will be more guest writers on this topic soon.

Children learn from watching their parents in action. My parents have gifts in many areas, and one of their gifts is that of compassion. There were constantly times in our lives when my siblings and I had the chance to watch my parents show compassion.

There were the times when items from our home would go to a family that needed it more.

There were times when friends who were struggling with a difficult life challenge were invited to our home for friendship and comfort.

There were times when people who didn’t have family to help them were helped by my mom and dad.

We didn’t see this just once or twice, we saw these kinds of compassionate moments filled with loving actions on a regular basis.

Regularly, my parents demonstrated what Jesus told us about in Matthew 22:36-40, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

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