Questions for Reflection/Discussion:
1. Have you ever had an experience where you were compassionless to a situation and later had remorse after coming to experience that same situation? (Dan’s milk story)
2. Describe when you’ve seen great suffering. What was that like? Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. God is described as the Father of compassion. How do you react when God is described this way, and how do you reconcile this with the great suffering you’ve seen?
3. Describe a time when you needed to be comforted. What was that like for you? Share a time when you feel that you showed compassion to someone else. Why did you do that?
4. When have you recently found yourself guilty of being callous or hard-hearted to a difficult situation in someone’s life? Describe a time you found yourself guilty of ‘keeping arms length,’ ‘being too quick to give advice,’ ‘one upping,’ ‘looking for silver linings,’ or just avoiding comforting someone in need or suffering. Why was this the case and