In one of the best Peanuts cartoons, Snoopy is sitting in the doorway of his dog house shivering violently during a winter storm.
You can see that it is near Christmas time by the decorations on the dog house. Charlie Brown and Lucy are walking by – all bundled up and warm as toast.
They offer a greeting, “Be of good cheer, Snoopy,” Charlie Brown says. “Yes, be of good cheer,” Lucy replies. And they keep on walking as Snoopy sits there with chattering teeth.
The message of the cartoon is powerful. The most noxious lifestyle of all is when compassionate words come from a care-less heart. Snoopy would no doubt prefer a blanket over a greeting. A compassionate heart is a reflection of the heart of Jesus which is filled with compassion.
Thanks to John Jewell for sharing. Thanks to Em Hopper for the photo.
When was the last time YOUR compassionate words turned into compassionate actions?
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