Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness,
lowliness, meekness, and patience…
It had been a few years since I had taken a spiritual gifts inventory and I decided I was overdue for a reevaluation. It was no surprise to find that my primary gift is compassion. I’ve gotten the same result on every spiritual gifts assessment I’ve ever taken.
According to the United Methodist Church, “Compassion makes us fundamentally aware of the Christ in others and springs from our desire to care for all of God’s creatures and creation.” Yeah, that’s me! God has gifted me with compassion. I don’t have to work at it. It’s in my spiritual DNA.
 Compassion. “Explore the Spiritual Gifts” http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.1355371/k.9501/Spiritual_Gifts.htm
 University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain." ScienceDaily 27 March 2008. 26 October 2010