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Made to Make a Difference | Max Lucado

Can you really change the world? Deep down, everyone wants to make a difference. But it is difficult for students to get past their own issues, problems, and distractions to see that their lives can count right now.

Compassionate Leadership | Henry Cloud

In this 40-minute session from the 2012 World Leaders Conference, clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and best-selling author Henry Cloud challenges leaders to be vulnerable and develop the parts of themselves that will make them more compassionate and effective.

True Story | Compassion International

WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO DO ABOUT POVERTY? We want to help those in need, but where do we start— and what does God expect of us? True Story is a six-week curriculum designed to help us discover their role in God's story of restoring the world. Students will journey alongside Alyssa, a teen from Toronto, and explore the spiritual nature of poverty, God's heart for those in need and the unique role of the Church.

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Bible Passages

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you." | Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT)

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." | Matthew 9:36 (NIV) 

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
— 1 Peter 3:8 (NLT) 

"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." | Romans 12:15 (NLT) 


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." | Leo Buscaglia

"I choose kindness… I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me." | Max Lucado

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
— John C. Maxwell  

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." | Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” | John Bunyan

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." | George Washington Carver

"Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion." | Chuck Colson

"The 'least of my brethren' are the hungry and the lonely, not only for food, but for the Word of God; the thirsty and the ignorant not only for water, but also for knowledge, peace, truth, justice and love; the naked and the unloved, not only for clothes but also for human dignity; the unwanted; the unborn child; the racially discriminated against; the homeless and abandoned, not only for a shelter made of bricks, but for a heart that understands, that covers, that loves; the sick, the dying destitutes, and the captives, not only in body, but also in mind and spirit; all those who have lost all hope and faith in life; the alcoholics and dying addicts and all those who have lost God (for them God was but God is) and who have lost all hope in the power of the Spirit." | Mother Teresa

"People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: "Lord, teach me compassion," but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion." | Henry Ward Beecher

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men." | Francis of Assisi

"Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell." | C.T. Studd