Have you ever wondered what the word compassion means? Compassion means ‘to suffer together’, in other words, compassion is the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.
It is very important to be a compassionate person. But to be a real compassionate person requires two important actions. Firstly, is to feel compassionate for the suffering people, and secondly, to be motivated by taking an action to relieve the suffering people go through.
So, with all the suffering around in the world… the refugees, the sick people, the poor, the abused, the homeless… are we a people that feel the compassion and to relieve such a suffering? People, nations, governments, churches,… are all to live up by truly being compassionate, by feeling for the suffering and above all to relieve the suffering.
Are you compassionate?
(you can watch this reflection on my YouTube channel