Experiencing Ultimate Compassion

Compassion – we all need this – especially in the year 2020 with so many challenges, fears, anxieties, suffering, grief, pain and loss experienced by so many people around the world. We all have our own story and situation. Experiencing compassion and love from others can make all the difference in the world for each of us. You might ask – where and how could we experience ultimate compassion?

In my experience, and that of many others over the centuries, the compassion of Jesus is without question the deepest and most profound. While we typically experience Jesus’ compassion through people, are you aware that Jesus knows your pain and hurt? Can you imagine Jesus weeping with you? Is this the Jesus that you know, or would like to know? I invite you to listen to my message, an exposition of chapter 11 from John’s gospel. This is the story Lazarus, who had died and Jesus later raised back to life. This passage has the shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept”. Even though Jesus knew that Lazarus would be raised from the dead, Jesus still wept. Why? This account gives a profound insight into the compassion of Christ with many applications for all of us today.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

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