Mark 6:34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

More than ever in this world, people need to experience compassion. When compassion is present, there are two things that follow: teaching and giving.

People are trying to figure it out. They think they’re making progress in their lives, but they’re really going nowhere. They think they’re making wise choices, but they’re digging a deeper hole for themselves. These people need to be taught natural and spiritual things from a compassionate person. We can teach them about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, but they also need to know about budgeting their finances and staying out of debt. Likewise, we can teach them about practical principles, but they also need to know Who to rely on and trust.

Instead of seeing our brother or sister drowning in their troubles, lend a compassionate hand and teach them some things.