I have a rather odd question. Where is the Compassion in the Baptist Churches? Allow me to explain. I've had this personal situation in my life. A situation which has proven to rise up and destroy any chance I might have at getting involved in any part of church. Other than Sunday School and services. Whenever this situation came to light, I was met with an assortment of responses none of which it is clear their source. I found these responses especially when I asked for advise or prayer or support. Just to name a few responses, " It is all your fault" " You are living in sin" " It is not the place of the church to get involved" " You are making a pest of yourself" " Church is not the place to bring up problems" " You are not really Saved" I could go on and on. I have to ask where responses like these come from. I don't see any compassion in them. Lately I have been reluctant to mention my troubles in my new church. Church number 12. I ask again, Where is the compassion? By His own example, Jesus went out of his way to help those in need. A woman caught in adultery, a woman at a well, eating with sinners, and even showing compassion to a thief on a cross. My point is, what happened? When a fellow brother or sister in Christ is in need and our response is like those examples above, what does it say about our churches? This is harsh but it says we have abandoned the basics of our faith. A faith that is built on sharing Christ with the world. A faith that teaches us to love each other. Pray for each other. Encourage each other. What if Jesus had told that thief it is too late? Or that woman caught in adultery? Or that woman at the well? Or refused to associate with sinners? Jesus would have ended up not going to the cross at all. Or He would have just to obey His Father and not to set us free. Why can't we show compassion towards people who are in our own fold? Is it a sin to face trials or heartaches? Where is the compassion?