Read and Discuss
3 Nephi 17:6–7
“And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you. Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.”
- What does compassion mean?
- How did Christ show compassion for the Nephites?
- How can we show compassion to others?
- How would you have felt to be there when the children were blessed and visited by angels?
- Why do we partake of the sacrament?
- How did Jesus teach us to pray?
“The Savior’s compassion in the face of our imperfections draws us toward Him and motivates us in our repeated struggles to repent and emulate Him. As we become more like Him, we learn to treat others as He does, regardless of any outward characteristic or behavior.” Dale G. Renlund