The Compassionate Christ
Passage: Luke 7:1–7:17
We live in such a busy and hurried world today. People are running from one thing to the next and, if that wasn’t bad enough, now we have an overabundance of technology and media to distract us. The reality, though, is that we live in a very broken world and people are hurting all around us. Jesus has called His followers to love and show compassion to those who are hurting. Yet for many of us, we are so self-absorbed or distracted that we can’t see anybody but ourselves. As we start Luke Chapter 7, we are going to see that Jesus lived radically different from that. He was aware of the needs of those around him and His compassion caused Him to respond to their needs.