Compassion is defined as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering (Dictionary.com). Is compassion enough?
Especially during these days when we see images, read the news, and learn how many people have been affected by the pandemic and the economy, we should take that leap from compassion to action.
Maybe we can ...
... add an extra prayer for the healthcare workers and religious clergy who probably would rather stay home than be out in the hospital's battle field.
... buy extra groceries to give away to the poor.
... spare a few more dollars to help our struggling parish.
... give more than the normal amount for tips.
... donate whatever we can to homeless shelters and charities.
... do something that we know can help lighten someone's load.
I believe God did not just feel compassion for us, nor did he just desire to help humanity.
He acted! He sent his only Son to save us.
That's why compassion is not enough.
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