Bible Verses for Compassion

The definition of compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is hurting, in pain, or has misfortune and is accompanied by a strong desire to help the suffering. Jesus Christ is the greatest example of someone with true compassion. Not only did Jesus have compassion and heal people from physical suffering, he also showed the greatest compassion for mankind when died on the cross for our sins.

It's not always easy to show compassion, especially when we feel like the person deserves their misfortune. These Bible verses about compassion teach us that it is a true mark of Christian character. Another great example of someone showing compassion and grace is that of the prodigal son. Read the Scripture below that includes how the father showed compassion on his son. Go and do likewise so that you can show the world how Jesus has changed you!