According to Webster, Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress, together with a desire to alleviate it.
This past week has been full of stories of destruction, devastation, death, and displacement due to the multiple tornadoes that ripped through our area on March 2. And the news that FEMA has declined assistance for those in our state who have lost everything has sat heavily on my heart. I am blessed that my family and I were left unscathed. My immediate circle of friends are safe but stories of their family and friends are starting to reach me. There are those who lost loved ones and others who lost both home and work. There are those who are being put out of what little they have left and have nowhere to go. My heart is heavy with the thought of their despair.
I know that our town and region are just the latest in a long serious of disasters. Whether your area has been affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, or any other disaster, I reach out to you in prayer and with a heart of compassion.
Let us turn compassion into action and action into victory. There are ways we can help. We have excess we can share. We have hands for service and time to provide it. Let us take care of those in need, for indeed, someday it may be us.
Reach out and be blessed!