Compassion

After Jesus had left the girl’s home and was continuing his journey, two blind men began to follow him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

When Jesus stopped at another house and went inside, the blind men went in too.

“Do you really believe I can restore your sight?” he asked.

“Yes, Lord,” they said.

Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” Then their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly: “Don’t tell anyone about this.” But they immediately went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

When they had gone, a man who was demon-possessed and couldn’t speak was brought to Jesus. When he had cast out the demon, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”

But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the power of the prince of demons.”

Jesus travelled through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healed every disease and illness. When he looked at the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out more workers into his harvest field.”

Matthew

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