Showing Compassion to the Hurting

In 2019, I was invited to write an article in a series on kindness at Healing Home.  My family and I have been reflecting on showing compassion during difficult times and I recalled the things I wrote last year.  I’m sharing it here with you in the hopes that you’ll be encouraged to show kindness and compassion to the folks who need it most.

Not long before I sat down to prepare for this article I came across the movie trailer for the upcoming film about Mr. Rogers, host of the PBS kids’ show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” popular in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.  The movie stars Tom Hanks, one of my favorite actors.  Can’t wait to see it!

Mr. Rogers was the epitome of kindness.  His gentle voice, warm smile and kind eyes made so many children feel right at home in his neighborhood.  Most often, as I have come to discover, the children who loved Mr. Rogers most were those who didn’t come from the best homes.  

Many of his biggest fans, including myself, lived in poverty and brokenness and enjoyed the breath of fresh air that this loving man would bring through our televisions.

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9 thoughts on “Showing Compassion to the Hurting

  1. I love your post Summer! I’ve read that kindness is a language that is universal and can be expressed without words. So cool how the Holy Spirit supercharges us to be kind even to the unloving.

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  2. oh yes! We are kind to others because it’s our way of saying “Thank You Jesus!” I also don’t know what to do in my life without the Lord. So blessed of His loving kindness!

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