Shaking Nations with Compassion and Love

In Christianity the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples to spread his teachings to all the nations of the world. The most famous version of the Great Commission is in Matthew 28:16–20, where on a mountain in Galilee, Jesus calls on his followers to baptise all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit   Mostly though, we are talking about spreading the love, compassion, and healing virtue of Jesus Christ, which is both personal and far reaching.  Hannah the main character in my book, Crows and Angels, is bestowed with such gifts given to her by God and her great love for the Sioux people bridged the gap between two races that literally hated and murdered each other on a daily basis.  She showed that love and compassion born of God can shake nations and provide a lasting unity between two opposing peoples.  There is no diplomat nor war general that can promise a better way of peace, I can assure you.  Only loving kindness extended from one to another with a heartfelt compassion can break the back of hatred and violence which lurks in the deep recesses of a person’s heart.  And that same loving-kindness’ and compassion can cause mankind to rise to another level and become a new creature as the remnants of the old life wash away.  A man named Paul in the Bible was a murderer and oppressor of the Jews and yet as soon as he observed the powerful love of God which extended in both compassion and peace to others; his life was transformed and he became a man of love and purpose.  Let us endeavour to take stock of our lives and find our purpose as the love and compassion of God guides our path and our journey becomes something both exciting and new, so that the rewards of such love and compassion will abound in the changed lives and hearts of people in nations around the world.

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