THE NEED FOR CHRIST’S COMPASSION
If there’s ever a need to show compassion to someone, it’s at a funeral. The grief that one feels over the loss of a loved one can be softened by the compassion of family and friends.
In this passage in Luke, we find a widow who had just lost her only son—she was in desolation. The village had turned out for the funeral procession, many out of a sense of cultural duty, but many, to show this woman compassion.