Compassion

Students of the Emmanuel School of Mission taking the World Youth Day Cross out to those who do not know Christ.

Students of the Emmanuel School of Mission taking the World Youth Day Cross out to those who do not know Christ.

As Adoration is lived day after day it leads us to live and share Christ’s compassion towards all men: such is the compassion for those “who are dying of hunger, materially and spiritually” (Statutes – Preamble, I). This is expressed very concretely in the conduct of the members of the Community and through the various community activities. It is the call to live authentic charity. Jesus offers Himself to the poor man and those who suffer.  (cf. Mt 25, 40). However, it is not only a question of easing poverty and material miseries.

Adoration also leads the members of Emmanuel to realize that the biggest misery, the deepest suffering, is when man does not know God and is separated from Him through sin. This knowledge unites them to the compassion of Jesus which found its ultimate expression on the Cross: “God so loved the world and he gave his only Son so that the world is saved by him” (Jn 3, 16-17). Jesus’ true compassion is to save all men through God the Father. To become a follower of Jesus whose name is Emmanuel (God with us), means to burn with the desire to take part in his mission with Him so that all people may be saved.