Compassion Supply

The murderous assault on Ukraine continues. The atrocities grow more barbaric. And Putin’s actions become more frightening and more bizarre. Yet I’ve noticed something. It’s just not as front and center as it was, either in our hearts or our collective consciousness. In other words, what’s going on in Ukraine seems to have become just another normal part of life. Horrific, to be sure. But our lives go on and, after a while some other crisis, perhaps this time more personal, gets our attention. I’m not saying this to be judgmental. It’s simply observational. Indeed, it’s what psychologists refer to as compassion fatigue. And as much as I hate it, I know what it’s like to have it because I get it just like you. Thankfully, however, Jesus’ compassion never grows weary, never wanes, and never stops – touching us, showering others and renewing our compassion supply.