5 And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken, he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude, and beheld they were in tears, and did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them.
6 And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you.
7 Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.
(3 Nephi 17:5-7)
I am impressed with the example the Savior gives us in this passage. He has just told the people that He needs to go fulfill an assignment from His Father. As he observes their reaction, however, He announces that He is going to change His plans and stay with them a little longer. He demonstrates His love for them by being observing and perceiving their needs and by being willing to modify His schedule on their behalf.
I find that I am busy much of the time. I always have something I “should” be doing and something I am worried about, usually related to a future obligation. I will follow the example of the Savior by reducing my anxiety level, paying attention to the needs of those around me, and most importantly, being willing to adjust my schedule and my plans to meet those immediate needs.