Jesus’ ethic of compassion

Jesus, in his solidarity with the outcasts, is moved to compassion. The characteristic Greek word for compassion, splagchnoisomai, means to let one’s innards embrace the feeling or situation of another.  (Breuggeman 88)  As we will see, Jesus’ compassion is for the whole range of human persons who are harassed and helpless. He enters into the … Continue reading Jesus’ ethic of compassion