ALL HANDS ON DECK
What’s your highest priority? Often, that which grabs our attention is the urgent – not the important. The truly important must command our very best. Imagine the scene. Jesus has traveled from town to town. He has taught in the synagogues. His consistent message has been to announce the Good News about the Kingdom. He healed every kind of disease and illness. Not surprisingly, huge crowds turned out to be in his presence. Matthew writes, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 (NLT). As we encounter people in our communities, the scene is the same. If we have Jesus’s heart and vision, we must have compassion on our neighbors as well.