The Heart of a Shepherd
By Rick Boxx
March 31, 2011
The Wall Street Journal listed a timeline of Wal-Mart’s steps to respond quickly and effectively to Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami. What struck me was the persistent focus on their Japan employees and their safety.
Rather than only being concerned about getting their stores online they took great care in finding and accounting for all their employees and providing them with cash to weather the storm. Somehow Wal-Mart seemed to inject compassion for the people into the necessary recovery system.
In Matthew 9:36, Matthew noted Jesus’ heart for the people when he wrote, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
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