Compassion Calls


What is distracting you from your life’s purpose?

(Listen to my song “Listen to Your Heart” by clicking HERE)


Mark 9:43

“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire.”


Jesus was not being literal about cutting off your hand!

He was using hyperbole…exaggeration…to make his point.

Whatever is enticing you to make a selfish, non-life-giving choice…that influence needs to be removed

If not…you are basically throwing your “true self” away into a garbage dump (which is what Gehenna was…a place where garbage was constantly being burned).

By choosing to satisfy your ego…or “small self”…you will never discover the “true self” that God is calling you to be. 

That would truly be a waste!

The “you” that God made you to be can only be realized and actualized if you surrender the insatiable demands of your ego for self-gratification and use your gifts and talents to make the world a more loving, compassionate and just place.


Listen to the  song of the day “Listen to Your Heart” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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