The goal of every church and believer is to be a light in a dark world. Part of being that "light" is releasing the love and compassion Jesus had onto the people that are in our local communities, nation and world.
Luke 10 speaks directly to the way Jesus asked us to minister to hurting people.
"After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. "When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.' If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house."When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'"
Here are few words that describe this text:
Ask - pray for God’s direction
Go - get out, don’t ask them to come to you
Peace - bless them
Stay - make relationships
Heal - meet both their physical and spiritual needs as you can
Tell - tell them God’s plan for salvation