Are You a Caring Person?

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 in Compassion - No Comments

In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives a commandment for us to love others as He has loved us.

Take this self-evaluation and decide for yourself by answering

  • I am never mean, cruel or insensitive.
  • I treat people with kindness and generosity.
  • I am charitable.
  • I give of myself for the benefit of others.
  • I am responsive to the concerns and needs of others.

I conclude that I am / am not a caring person because: _______________________.

Remember, caring is not just a way of feeling, it’s a way of behaving!

Now that you have some idea about whether or not you are a caring person, let’s go a little further.  What are your thoughts to 5 questions below?  Feel free to post your responses here or on our Facebook page.

  1. A lot of people say that teenagers are self absorbed and don’t care about anything but themselves. Why do you agree or disagree?
  2. In what ways is our world a caring world?  In what ways is it uncaring?  What could each of us do to make this a more caring world?
  3. Why do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It’s not cool to be a caring person.
  4. To what extent would you inconvenience yourself for another person?
  5. Why would you give or not give money to a stranger on the sidewalk who asked for spare change?  Would it make a difference if the person were a) a mother with child, b) very old, c) from a different culture? Does giving money to a stranger have anything to do with caring?

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