Compassion for skaters and haters alike

Today as I listen to the pastor speak on compassion I think back through the few short years of the TruthRiders ministry. I think back to the past few days and search my own heart. Are my actions showing compassion? I really don’t have to go back very far in time to know. If your not a skater you probably don’t know this but the skate scene is quite dark and even demonic. It’s all about being whoever you want to be, anarchy is a common word that comes to mind. It can be easy as someone who tries to follow Christ to look at most skaters, the industry for the most part and think what is your problem man. To hate the hater is wrong! That’s why we do what we do. As an advocate for the skater that is lost. To be there when their down. To encourage to seek and save the lost. To help the down trodden. God has done so much in the past few years and I believe there area many great things to come. I’m thankful for all challenges we have see and yet to come. You may say why would you look forward to challenges, are you crazy? Well my brother with out challenges there can be no victories! Thanks to everyone that has helped us along the way! Your prayers and actions of compassion are a wonderful blessing to all.

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. (‭Mark‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬ NKJV)

Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it? ” So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (‭Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭2-3, 25-37‬ NKJV)

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