Feeling what another person is feeling, without regard to your own personal feelings is the mark of true compassion. How many of us can even begin to experience such emotion?
Our own feelings swallow up every thought and direct every emotion. Our own experiences shadow every thought and emotion. Our own concerns outweigh concern for others.
Unless we are led by the Holy Spirit of the living God.
Through the Spirit working in and through us, we find our own self set aside, and are able to fully, compassionately be consumed with honest care for the hurt and needful hearts of others.
It has always amazed me how some people are so much better at this than I've ever been.
Until I yielded my heart to God, and sought His heart for the people He is calling to repentance and new life in Christ. I can't say when it happened. I cannot tell how it happened.
Surrender to the Holy Spirit brings about miraculous occurrence that there is NO earthly, physical explanation for. Within the power of the Holy Spirit is where we truly begin to bless, minister to and love other people as Jesus loved, unselfishly, no personal agenda, pouring our heart out in order to fill it with compassionate empathy for the need of others.
Gods Word in Action