Entries in compassion (9)


Quick Quiz: Bible Who, What, Why, and Where on Compassion

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Note: This quiz is based on the KJV translation of the Bible.

Compassion is putting kind thoughts and deeds into action. Take this quiz to see how much you know about a certain parable that Jesus told to help us understand what that means. Send in the correct answers to mywonderstudio@tfionline.com for your name in lights. Remember to include your name and age when you send in your answers.

HINT: All of the answers to this quiz can be found within one chapter of a certain Gospel.

  1. In what Gospel can you find the story of the Good Samaritan?
  2. In the story of the Good Samaritan, what city was the traveler who was beset by thieves going to?
  3. Who were the two men who passed by the traveler but did not help him?
  4. What did the Good Samaritan say to the innkeeper when he brought the wounded man to him?
  5. In answer to what question did Jesus tell the parable of the Good Samaritan?
  6.  “But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had _________ on him.”
  7. What was the profession of the man who asked Jesus, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
  8.  “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy ________, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind. …”
  9.  “…and [love] thy ________ as thyself. …”
  10. What character trait do you think The Good Samaritan portrayed?

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus—God’s Son-2b

Authored by R. A. Watterson.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International.


"A Son at the Length" 

(Proverbs 29:21)
Note: This story uses British spelling.

Brandishing a wooden toy sword, eleven-year-old Marcellus Gallus scampered around the dusty grounds of his parents' Roman villa, fighting imaginary foes and riding an imaginary horse.

"Come at me, if you will!" he yelled, challenging his imaginary fiends. Dropping his sword, he fell, rolling in the dust as he clutched his shoulder's imaginary wound.

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Audio: Madeleine’s Misdemeanor 

Note: This story uses British spelling.

Compassion is understanding and caring about someone who is in trouble or has made a mistake.1

Fifteen year-old Madeleine McNally had made a mistake. Well, not just a mistake—it was a huge, embarrassing blow-it, and she was in deep trouble. Actually, considering the reaction of her friends, peers, and overseers, it was more as though she had committed a capital offence.2

She wasn't like … my friend, or anything.

Compassion is feeling the pain of someone who is in trouble even if you do not know that person.

She wasn't even the type of girl I cared to hang around with, and neither was I the type who would fit in with her friends, which had been many due to Madeleine's physical attractiveness and outspoken, let-it-all-hang-out, daredevil nature. Now these traits had led her into trouble, causing her presumed friends to disown her. I supposed it served her right, really, but my mind kept wandering back to some points from a recent character-building class I had been studying at home, “Pity in Practice.” …

When people feel bad or find themselves in trouble, they usually feel very much alone. Feeling alone can make things even worse. At such times, people start to believe that no one understands or cares about them at all.

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