Four years ago, I graduated from the University of Indianapolis and imbibed its motto “Education for Service”. I was taught that my education was not just to make money for my family and I, but rather, it was to serve. That a leader is a servant and that to serve greatly, one must have compassion.

I can’t name too many people that embody compassion without naming Shaun Groves. Shaun is a man who has chosen to live simply just so others can simply live. Let me say that again:

Chosen to live simply just so others can simply live.

All of what was generated for the “Night of Compassion with Shaun Groves” event at Uindy – $700.00 – went towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus name.

In the Bible, (John 6) we read that Jesus had compassion on the multitudes that followed Him for they had been 3 days in the wilderness without food. He did something about it; He fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes. As a result of His compassion, an even greater multitude followed Him seeking nothing but food. Jesus told them that unless they eat His flesh and drink His blood, they had no part in Him. A hard saying that was; but it was a saying that was sure to separate the “Wheat from the chaff”. The vast multitude left thinking “This man practices Cannibalism”. Twelve disciples remained. Jesus asked them, why they had not left, and Peter replied with those immortal words: “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life”.

This answer reflected a transformed Peter. Jesus’s compassion brought in a multitude seeking their own stomachs but it also brought in transformed men seeking eternal life. Having compassion may not always bring us the instant results we desire, but it sure transforms men. It always does!