The harvest is large, but there are few workers to gather it in. Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather his harvest. Matthew 9:37-38
Jesus used to go round visiting all the towns and villages. He taught in the Synagogues, preached the Good News about the kingdom, and healed people with every kind of disease and sickness. As he saw the crowds, his heart was filled with pity for them.
His concern for them was not only to preach the word of God and to heal them. He wanted them to have a shepherd to care for them, without a shepherd, they were full of anxiety and helpless. They did not have directions for their lives. They were always looking for healing and miracles, more over on food in order not to go hungry.
Jesus had pity on them because the crowds were just like the poor and the hungry. There was a large harvest with fully grown crops and corns of plenty. There was a necessary demand for workers to gather all these in the field as Jesus looked at them.
Jesus full of love, out of his pity always thought of the needs and pleas of others. His love and pity drove him to work the feeding of the multitudes of five thousand with five loaves and two fish. His love for Lazarus, his friend, made him have pity on her sisters and he raised him from the death.
Pity and mercy are kindness of heart. Let us be like Jesus, our Lord to have mercy and take pity on others, especially on those who are blinded by the world and have not heard of the salvation of Christ Jesus yet.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.