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This was the only time Jesus directly addressed a woman as “daughter.” How that word must have put her heart at ease! The warmth that Jesus displayed on those occasions touches our hearts down to this day. When, like Jesus, we feel compassion for people and when we truly want to help them, it shows in the way we speak to them. Such an expression of warmth is sincere, not excessive. Our warmth can make a big difference in how people respond. Most of the things we say in the field ministry lend themselves to this kind of expression, especially when we are reasoning, encouraging, exhorting, and sympathizing