Imagine a place known for taking care of its own, expressing true compassion toward one another and making sure every need is met! Physical pain, such as an overweight condition, is what the world sees with physical eyes, but there is an underlying spiritual pain that can be deep and dark. Weigh Down Ministries was founded on Gwen’s God-given ability to see past the physical issue to having a true compassion for the spiritual pain in the heart. Mankind lifts up “empathy” for distant cultures and distressed people outside the walls of the church buildings, but the pain in the hearts of the members often goes unaddressed. Misplaced compassion has left people in ever-increasing agony, feeling that their own problems are insurmountable. Welcome to another impactful episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe”! Join Gwen and Joe as they untangle the misinterpretation of empathy and compassion—and you will walk away with a new ability to feel God’s pain over the neglect of His chosen people. True compassion for others comes from a completely humble heart that is free from expectations, free from self-focus, self-indulgence, and selfish desires. God’s true Church should be a vibrant, unified, and empathetic body of people—a magnet to a hurting world. God longs for His people to know where to direct compassion and empathy so that we are helping one another get ready for eternity! Dive in as Gwen and Joe open God’s Word to help us all understand what compassion should look like and where it should be directed! The fruit is real and amazing, and you will be forever changed after spending these few minutes with Gwen and Joe!