When Compassion is not Enough
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, 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.
... join in praying for those who are in the ICU.
... spare a few more dollars to help our struggling parish.
... donate blood.
... call or text people who we know live by themselves.
... donate whatever we can to homeless shelters.
... or do anything that we know can help lighten someone's load during these days.
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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