Jesus came to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom of God into our world — a world that through sin had allowed evil to reign. Now Satan’s kingdom was being progressively challenged and overturned. Jesus, with His deep spiritual perception and insight, sees clearly the deep distress and pain of the people lost in sin and is filled with compassion for them. Let us also carry in our hearts the compassion of Christ for those lost in sin and darkness.
Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5, 6-8
35 Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. 36 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. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; 38 so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest.” 10: 1 Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. 5 Jesus sent out these twelve after instructing them thus, 6 “Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”
think: Let us also carry in our hearts the compassion of Christ for those lost in sin and darkness.