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11 April 2015

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Jenny

This might be one of my favorite posts ever.

I spend a lot of time thinking about God's compassion. His real compassion and not our culturally watered down version of the word.

Compassion = to suffer with.

"In the tender compassion of our God..."

Our God tenderly suffers with us. What does this mean? Not only does He have pity on us in our affliction, but he joins us in our suffering. Not just my sufferings, though, but also the sufferings of those who inflict sufferings on me. I suspect that means that God feels righteous anger on behalf of those who endure wrongs at the same time He grieves the choices of the ones inflicting wrongs. There is no either/or. Anger and sorrow and pity and forgiveness and all of it, together, for all of us.

It is hard to comprehend.

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I think I read something somewhere about this

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