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Compassion of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ’s pity and loving concern for the lowly and the needy. His words and deeds show God’s merciful and gracious nature in action.

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Jesus Christ shows the compassion of God

2 Corinthians 1:3 NABRE
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement,
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The compassion of Jesus Christ is the basis of Christian confidence

The Greek word here translated “sympathise” has the sense of “be compassionate towards”.

The demonstration of Jesus Christ’s compassion

In supporting the weak

Matthew 12:20 NABRE
A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory.
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In healing the sick

Matthew 14:14 NABRE
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.
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In comforting the bereaved

Luke 7:13 NABRE
When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
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In feeding the hungry

Matthew 15:32 NABRE
Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”
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In finding and forgiving lost sinners

Matthew 9:36 NABRE
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.
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In giving rest to those who are burdened or abandoned

Matthew 11:28–29 NABRE
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.
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Jesus Christ’s compassion is a model for Christians to follow

Luke 10:36–37 NABRE
Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
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