1. sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others:
    “the victims should be treated with compassion”

    synonyms: pity · sympathy · empathy · fellow feeling · care · concern · solicitude-sensitivity · warmth · love · tenderness · mercy · leniency · tolerance · kindness ·humanity · charity

    antonyms: indifference · cruelty

“Lord, compassion, it’s really tough sometimes.  I just don’t feel it when looking at the world we have today.  Terrorists killing people.  Criminals killing people.  White hating black. Black hating white.  Christians hating Muslims.  Do you really expect me to have warm, fuzzy, compassionate feelings for people?”

“My son, let me put it this way.  Have you ever heard about walking a mile in another man’s shoes?”

“Of course.”

“That’s compassion.  Being willing to share his burden and see the world through his eyes.  Has nothing to do with warm, fuzzy feelings.  Has nothing to do with feelings at all.  It’s all about living in peace and understanding with my other children.  You must be willing.”

“Oh, willing?  I don’t know.  Lord, I’m running on low with my willingness supply.”

“That was not a suggestion for your consideration, my son.  Let me rephrase it.  YOU SHALL BE WILLING.  AMEN?”

“Got it.  I’m willing, I’m willing.  Amen. Now, Lord, about that new Corvette I’d like for Christmas…….”

“Grrrrrrr. (are these humans truly my creation?)”

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