A Collect for Compassion
Lord Jesus Christ, full of compassion, soften our hearts, that when we encounter those in need, we would not merely pass them by and so avoid them, but we would be moved with compassion to care for them as you care for us, through you who gave yourself for our sakes and sat down at the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen.
'Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity."' - Luke 10:30-33