With so many needs, we can become compassion weary. The volume of sorrow can lead us to put a filter on our hearts. We feel bad, but do nothing. We sympathize, yet don’t bring true relief. Jesus is more than someone we can turn to for sympathy when we need someone to understand. He is aware of our deepest need before we can even name it. He cares by taking our suffering upon Himself. He actually joins us in our pain and shares the experience. Jesus goes beyond simply feeling bad for us. Followers of Jesus have the distinct advantage of following a leader who is ALWAYS COMPASSIONATE! As we follow Him we learn what it means to be humane, kindhearted, forbearing, merciful, tenderhearted, moved to action.