http://bible.com/116/mat.14.14.nlt Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Compassion + Truth = Understanding + Application
Jesus performed miracles to confirm his identity and authority. Sometimes these miracles were a clear part of His teaching the people a spoken lesson, and sometimes it was done out of compassion, demonstrating His love in action.
There is a time for our focus to be on sharing a lesson, and a time to focus on compassion. But there should always a little of both, as we see in Christ’s example He taught love by demonstrating it, not just by talking about it.