Feelings….Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings

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Was working on my bible study and these words came up: 
I had thought that passion and compassion were opposites, but I am wrong.
I see that compassion comes with a prefix and suffix; a desire to alleviate the suffering or misfortune of another being.
Compassion is what we, as a whole, lack. 
Thats all I got. 
Be blessed, pray about these words and how we can incorporate them into our lives. 
Compassion
noun

1.a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

verb (used with object)

2.Archaic. to compassionate.

bible gateway    most of the time compassion is used to describe the Lord toward His people.
BBB classic  synonym~mercy
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Passion
noun

1.any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

2.strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.

3.strong sexual desire; lust.

4.an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.

5.a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.

6.

a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:

a passion for music.

7.the object of such a fondness or desire:

Accuracy became a passion with him.
bible gateway  only in new testament and always in the negative
BBB classic  to suffer, feel, be vexed
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Empathy
noun

1.the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.

2.the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself:

By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.
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Sympathy
noun, plural sympathies.

1.harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.

2.the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.

3.the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.

BBB classic    synonym for mercy
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About Kristina

51 year old Christian lady, knitter, pet sitter/walker, bible collector, crafter, little business owner, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my animals servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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