In his blog, 7 Ingredients for Caring for the Sick, Rick Warren urges us not to procrastinate or make excuses when caring for the sick, “The Christian approach to pain, suffering, and sickness is compassion, mercy, tenderness, and caring. Matthew records, When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 HCSB)
- He didn’t write off their illness as an illusion.
- He didn’t blame them for their illness.
- He didn’t discourage them or tell them to give up.
He had compassion. If you’re going to be like Jesus, you have to learn to be compassionate toward people when they’re sick.”