Meaning of Compassion
Compassion is a characteristic that was integral to Jesus’ life. But do you know the true meaning of compassion? It might be different than what you’ve heard before. It’s so much more than simply feelings of empathy or care. Based on the Latin roots of the word, the meaning of compassion is to “suffer with.”
Every day, millions of children in poverty around the world experience the meaning of compassion as they participate in Compassion International’s child development centers. At the center, they receive health care, food and clean water, learn income-generating skills, and most importantly hear the Gospel and have the opportunity to give their lives to Christ.
When you sponsor a child, you share the meaning of compassion with a child in need. Through your prayers, money and letters, you show him or her how valuable he or she is and how much God loves him or her.
Do you live your life to emulate Christ? Will you consider showing a child in poverty the true meaning of compassion by becoming a sponsor?