I've been told that when you look at someone in need, and you feel sad for the situation but move on with your life, without doing anything about it, what you felt was pity.

However, when you see someone in need, feel sad about the situation and do something, try to change the situation or help someway, what you felt was compassion.

You see, that difference is in what we do.
Compassion is a manifestation of love.
Just like compassion is an attitude, so is love.

When Jesus called you to love your neighbor, He didn't call you to just pray for them. He called you to do something for them. He called you so that the love you have for them is manifested through each one of your actions.

Keep praying, because there are things only God can do and places only Him can reach.
But, allow yourself to be the feet and hands of Jesus in earth: allow yourself to have your mind, body, and soul fulfilled and used by Him, for His Glory.

My prayer is that our love can overflow the words of our mouths and spill over into our actions.

Amen.

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
1 John 3:18