One evening, after we arrived back in Capernaum, Peter was looking out the window. He abruptly stood up. We looked at him with unspoken questions. "I'm going out to fish," Simon Peter told us. Six of us decided to go with him. Peter led the way with James and John following...naturally since they were fishermen. Thomas, Nathaniel, myself, and Bartholomew at the end. We fished all night by torch, slightly hindered by only having one boat instead of two for a dragnet. We rowed in early in the morning. James spotted someone on the shore by a fire. The stranger called out to us, "Friends, haven't you any fish?"
When you think about compassion, what comes to mind? A surprising aspect is in confrontation. Helping the hurting and broken, yes, but also confronting the source and protecting others is also compassionate. Jesus did it, as did Paul, John, etc. What's compassionate confrontation like? It can be telling a hard truth to someone before they … Continue reading A Surprising Aspect of Compassion