Compassion is the emotion most frequently attributed to Jesus in the Gospels. But compassion is more than an emotionit is a God-centered, God- inspired way of looking at the world. God commands us to love, so compassion is not an option! 'We should not try to serve people without a love for God. We must not try to serve God without a love for people,' writes Joshua Mack. Using Jesus and Paul as our examples, Mack shows why compassion is central to our profession of faith and gives practical starting points for treating others as God desires.