The Gospel of Luke sees the life of Jesus through the prison of God’s compassion and mercy. The story of the restoration of the son of the widow of Nain shows forth the particular orientation of Jesus to those most in need.

When I enter a room, whom do I look to first? Am I able to spot the person who most needs to experience God’s love? Am I compassionate?

Dear Jesus, I have experienced God’s merciful love in my relationship with You. May I, in turn, bring a spirit of compassion to others today.