“I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a long distance.” Mark 8:2-3 (NLT)
All the other translation use the word ‘compassion’ where the NLT uses ‘sorry’.
Jesus is feeling compassion for these people.
This is just before Jesus feeds the 4000 people He is speaking of, with seven loaves and a few fish.
Not fake compassion .. ever come across that?
a few different forms of that.
But true compassion … pure, innocent, un-trapped. No manipulation or control. No … other motives. No false humility.
Just pure, unadulterated compassion. Love.
When we see it, it is unmistakeable.
Heidi Baker comes to mind. 🙂