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place to share ideas about spirituality... All faith journeys are welcome and NO BASHING ALLOWED

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Comment by CelticKC on July 3, 2009 at 1:14pm
The Compassionate Savior
Kasey Crosby

“They were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things.” Mark 6:34

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and he healed their sick.” Matthew 14:14

It’s a good thing that I wasn’t responsible for those people. I would have been in no mood to teach them, no mood to help them, but did Jesus? As I think about it Jesus had no desire to be with them either. After all he did leave them. But only after he taught them many things and healed the sick. So he was pretty tired and just wanted to get away to regenerate and relax.

Question? Why did Jesus teach and heal them if he needed some “quiet time”, as we like to call it now.

Answer: “He had compassion on them” (Matthew 14:14)

So, in other words Matthew in this scripture is not saying he felt simple pity or compassion for them. It was a much deeper meaning. Matthew is saying that Jesus felt their hurt in his gut.

He felt the hurt of the diseased.
He felt the loneliness of the lepers.
He felt the embarrassment of the sinful.
He felt the limp of the crippled.

And once that he felt their hurts, he couldn’t help but heal them and teach them many things. He was moved in the stomach of their needs. He was so touched by their needs he forgot his own. He was so moved that he but their hurts on his back as though he didn’t have enough which he did he had more than enough. Jesus felt compassion on them because they were the reason he came. They were HIS children. Because self was forgotten and others were served by the compassionate Savior.

Jesus knew all to well what pain is and that’s the very reason he takes as much as he can off of us. Jesus knows how you feel. When you struggle He listens. When you yearn he responds. He’s there for you now. Now he’s there for you.

A boy went into a pet shop to buy a puppy. He looked and looked. He told the owner that he would be back with the money to buy the puppy in a couple of weeks. During those weeks he worked so hard. Washing cars, mowing lawns, doing chores around the house. Finally he had the money the next day he went back to the pet shop. He got out a puppy that was crippled he walked up to the storeowner. And handed him the money. When the owner saw the puppy he picked he told him to go pick another puppy because this puppy would never be able to play or run because it was crippled. The boy just smiled and said he was sure this is the puppy he wanted and that it was just the puppy for him. As the boy walked out the owner started to say something but remained silent. Suddenly he knew why the boy had picked that puppy for extending out of the boy’s trousers was a brace on his leg.

Why did the boy want the dog?
The same reason Jesus wants to us, he knew how it felt and he also knew that we were very special.
Comment by CelticKC on July 3, 2009 at 10:33am
L.C. what you say is true to some extant... i personally enjoy the relationship with an all inclusive grace based Creator that i rely wholly on....

I understand being frustrated at vocabulary that does not comply with your faith journey, my hope is that you will openly share your faith with an accepting group...
Comment by L.C. DeMartin on July 3, 2009 at 9:53am
I'm reading a lot here about the mind and thoughts, beliefs, philososphy, psychology, sociology. Nothing "spiritual" though. Giving your life over to words in a book is not spiritual regardless of how pretty those words are or how good they make you feel. Nothing here about contacting the spiritual plane or giving your life over to a papable higher power. I'm quitting this group because it's just more boring ego stroking. But thanks, you guys have fun, doing what ever this is.
Comment by CelticKC on July 3, 2009 at 9:32am
I am loving this dialog!!
Comment by WCC on July 3, 2009 at 9:23am
Justbeingme66 you are correct. When we enter this world our mind/brain is empty. Blank. We know nothing about the environment we are about to enter. What gets written on our brain depending on the society into which which we are born into. Those beleifs aren't really ours. They belong to the group we are part of. That what shapes us. Some of us begin to question those beliefs early some later some never do. Questioning and learning where and how we came by those beliefs is what we should all do. Makes us more accepting when we realize that beliefs depend on where we find ourselves in this existence
Comment by bubbadave on July 2, 2009 at 9:24pm

Comment by Justbeingme66 on July 2, 2009 at 7:00pm
Many people are blinded by the illusion that if they believe something it must be a fact.... It was a painful long process to accept my beliefs on life as nothing more than beliefs... they are thoughts in my mind. Some of them maybe dead on while others might be as fanciful as Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs.

Once I have come to the acceptance of the reality of my own beliefs, it was much easier to have understanding that others beliefs, while they might be much different than mine, might have just as much or more claim to the truth. Our subconscious minds have a way of filtering out the millions of stimuli in the environment to support our own individual reality and beliefs. A single occurrence can be interpreted by a Christian to prove there is a God and by the Atheist that there is no god.

It is plain ignorance to think that somehow our intellect is so much greater than all others that anything we lay claim to must be the absolute "Truth."
Comment by ozzieowl on July 2, 2009 at 6:57pm

`Yes' - I promise not to bash anyone,
I come in Peace.
Hi to all in the Group.
Comment by bubbadave on July 2, 2009 at 10:12am
i agree with you, i sincerely hope i am wrong. it is a prideful thing that allows us to think we may be better than others and it is something that must be fought constantly.

i suppose most folks allow things to pass or ignore, and overcome this pride, but there are some, it seems to be our political leaders that put this prideful thing out there so we might be able to vote for or against them.

Comment by Assunta Napoleone on July 2, 2009 at 8:13am
The secret is acceptance. Having an open mind. Many people are ignorant on certain things and accepting those things might make them feel less in power, and the struggle begins...While in Italy, I couldn't purchase a Bible, To this day, one cannot go to a store and buy one like here; you have to go through a church. I fought tooth and nails to get it and it took the priest of my town 6 months to get one to me; then, all hell broke loose, and I was not even 10 years old! The priest could not answer many of the questions that came up as a result of me interpreting certain things different! So hell was the next threat; "If I questioned too much and not accepted by faith, I was going to go to hell" I guess, so far, I'm still headed that way!

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