In reading through the Gospels, it’s virtually impossible to miss the compassion of Jesus. It’s everywhere on display. It’s what drove Him to seek the lost, provide for their needs, heal their illnesses and urge them to Himself that they might be saved. The lesson of Jesus’ compassion was not lost on the early church. They drew it into their very lungs as though it were oxygen. Compassion became their identity. It’s what they were known for. Aristides was a second-century Christian philosopher who lived at Athens and addressed a famous Apology......