Scriptural Reflections

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Who shall stand in his holy place?  Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who desire not worthless things, and have not sworn so as to deceive their neighbour.  (Psalm 24:3/4 Grail – adapted)

Yet He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them. (Ps. 78:38).

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and rich in mercy. (Ps.108:8)

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion.  (Ps. 111:4; 145:8)

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His compassion never comes to an end, it is new every morning: great is your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22/23)

Where your treasure lies there your heart will be also. (Matt. 6:21)

When (Jesus) saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matt. 9:36).

When Jesus went ashore he saw a great crowd; and He had compassion for them, and healed the sick. (Matt. 14:14).

Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand, and touched him [the leper] (Mk. 1:41).

(Jesus said to the demoniac whom he had cured) “Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord hath done for you, and what mercy (compassion) He has shown to you.” (Mk. 5:19).

In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:78-79)

“Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate.  Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.  Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used for you.” (Luke 6: 36-38)

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need, and yet refuses to help? (I John 3:17)