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Compassion in Action

childrenCompassion is not about words, Compassion is action; it is about caring for those in need and suffering.

Compassion is feeling with someone and not feeling for someone. When you feel with some one, you identify yourself with that person. Because, when you feel with, it means that you also feel the pain as much as if it was on you. And with Compassion you just don’t feel, you also get a strong desire to do something, something that would make the pain go or lessen the pain, and more often the desire is so strong that you end up trying as much as you would have tried for your own self. And you may even become restless when you can’t do much about it. It’s more than saying sorry, you can’t get satisfaction just saying “sorry” or “I will pray for you.”

Compassion is about action; it is about caring for one another; it is about understanding; it is about identifying yourself with those in need and suffering; it is about solidarity; it is about helping to find the solutions for those who are waiting for help and assistance.
By Prosper Ndabishuriye, General Coordinator/JRMD 

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. [31] A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. [32] So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. [33] But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. [34] He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. [35] The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.' 

[36] "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" [37] The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise." This is about ”COMPASSION IN ACTION”

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