3 Bad Reasons to Give to Charity

If I Give All I Have to the Poor, But Have Not Love… Love in the Bible

Here are three reasons people give to charity that may be prompted by something other than love — and why it matters.

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How to Love Your Neighbor

3 Simple Lessons From Jesus on How to Love Your Neighbor

Love your neighbor as yourself. It’s the second greatest commandment. One of the most quoted verses in the Bible. And something we all want to do. (Well, most of the time.) You spend so much of your heart and gifts to bless a child in poverty. But what about when the neighbor you’re asked to love isn’t that cute, smiling kiddo on your fridge?

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How We See Love This Valentine's Day

This Is How We See Love on Valentine’s Day

At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…

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It's Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

It’s Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

Every day, I’m hit with a headline in the news that leaves me feeling helpless. Acts of violence and hate seem to be happening more than ever. So this month for our “Totally Worth It” series, we’re highlighting stories and people who are lighting up the world through acts of compassion and love instead of hate.

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Totally Worth It: Give Love. Receive Love. Repeat.

Receive Love. Give Love. Repeat.

Around here, we believe Valentine’s Day is every day. It’s the second greatest commandment from Jesus that inspires our work: to love your neighbor as yourself. So for February’s installment of “Totally Worth It,” our series designed to ignite compassion through inspiring stories and news, we’re focusing on people in the Compassion family who are spreading that crazy little thing called love.

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man sitting on bench embracing child

What’s the Language of Love?

What is the language of love? Is it French (ooo la la!)? Spanish? And, how do we express love to our sponsored child when there is a language barrier?

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small child playing at piano

You will Fall in Love with this Child – Guaranteed!

Judah’s funny, full of life, joyful and silly. And you are going to fall in love with him — guaranteed!

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love for children mexico

Love and Valentine’s Day in December

This month, the Second Friday Letter Writing theme is love (and Valentine’s Day). We would love for you to join us in finding some great items to send to our sponsored children.

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fall in love freddy and sarah

I Didn’t Ask to Fall in Love

May love drive away the darkness and paint a bright future into the souls of these children. May our hearts be torn apart and filled by the peace overflowing in the laughter of these lives.

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An Action of Love

As the woman shared her tragedy through her tears, the implementer handed her the plastic bag that was in her hand. Inside was a chicken, ready to be cooked.

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A man with two children sitting on a plane

Where Is the Love?

It is true that Christ did plenty of rebuking; however, the people He rebuked were using religion to abuse and hurt others. Are Christians today that much different?

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Let Us Never Lose Hope

The hope of the world lies in things that perish — a better job, a higher income, a bigger car, a larger house. In contrast, the hope that God offers us is divine and eternal.

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