Monday 3 October

Monday of week 27 in Ordinary Time
Gospel – Luke 10:25-37
“moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them” We are also often feel compassion but we don’t go up to the person. When we hear a sad story, when we see a person who is suffering, we feel compassion. But we are not moved by compassion. We don’t go up to that person. Our compassion remains in our heart. Because if we want to open our heart and let the compassion move us, we must share our oil and wine. We must share our time and resources. Instead, we fill our heart with compassion. That is also for a reason, this filling of your heart with compassion gives you a false satisfaction of reacting in a Christian way to that situation. This is not true, unless you let your compassion move you to concrete sharing of yourself, this compassion is not Christian compassion. Question is, am I filling my heart with hollow compassion which stays there or with Christian compassion which moves me?