Compassion is Worth It!
Having the ability to show compassion to people means you can relate to their situation, and you find it in your heart to help them out in any way you can. Showing compassion is something that is not easy, but it is worth it. Developing compassion for people can be easier for some people than others. It’s a lot easier to show compassion toward people who you like, and they like you back, but the real challenge is being able to show compassion to people who you may not have a good relationship with, people who may be jealous of you, or people who just may be hateful or difficult to communicate with. None of us are exempt from dealing with difficult people; it is a part of life. When we choose to show compassion to others, we choose to not judge, but help them through challenging situations. One thing I have learned about my love and compassion journey is that a person’s incompetence and harmful behaviors come from a place of hurt and ignorance. When you are secure in who you are, and you are at peace there is no room to be mean, nasty, or difficult to be around. Sometimes we must pay attention to people’s disastrous behavior and identify that they are suffering on the inside. We must be mindful and embrace difficult people, continue to pray for them, and wish them peace and happiness. This will help us not to take their behavior personally. In 1 Peter 3:8-9 He tells us to show compassion, not to do evil for evil and we will inherit a blessing. Therefore, showing compassion is worth it.