My second blog of this series feels a little like a ‘part 2’ to my first blog on love – you could describe compassion as ‘love in action.’ For some, your thoughts may turn to the kind of compassion witnessed in the life of Mother Teresa, surely the epitome of compassion. For others, it may be something more personal, remembering compassion shown to you at your moment of need, or a time you were moved by compassion to help someone else.

Everyone has a unique understanding of faith, or lack of it, but first we need to be specific about what we have faith in.

We should distinguish Faith in God versus objects or anything else – the Christian faith is personal and is in response to a ‘Faithfull’ God. For Christians, faith is active and is about someone we know we can rely on – Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4: 10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

“Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” – Philip Yancey

Our reading this week was 1 John 4:7-21 and it’s well worth a read as a foundational statement not just of what love is but of what Christian love is; a love that has its roots in God and was demonstrated in the person of Jesus.

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