Compassion As we are bombarded with the sensationalism of every slight eventuality, the spew of pontificating pundits, and the celebration of violence as entertainment, we must show and demonstrate more care and concern for the suffering and misfortunes of those who are impacted by crisis. True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.
Maryanne navigated the narrow airplane aisle with her eleven-month-old daughter, Brianna, and Brianna’s oxygen machine. They were traveling to seek treatment for her baby’s chronic lung disease. Shortly after settling into their shared seat, a flight attendant approached Maryanne, saying a passenger in the first-class section wanted to switch seats with her. With tears of gratitude streaming down her face, Maryanne made her way back up the aisle to the more spacious seat, while the benevolent stranger made his way toward hers.
Just another example of how simple and how powerful our efforts to “Do More” can be. See our article below for even more ways to Do More: