On Compassion


So, I had a moment of insight the other day when pondering how best to explain compassion to those who have none. Not for any specific reason, it’s just that these are the kinds of things I think about sometimes. Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

“If a person is hurting, pray for them in their manner, not in yours. Because it will be their faith and your support that helps them, not the other way around.”

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2 Responses to On Compassion

  1. Lauren says:

    Ah, but this makes me wonder – what do you do for somebody who is nonreligious and hurting, since they have no manner of prayer? Do you wish them well and tell them they’ll be in your thoughts, rather than say you’re praying for them? 🙂

    • Greg says:

      Thank you for pointing that out! I actually had this pointed out to me immediately before posting it, but could not think of a better, yet similarly straightforward, way of saying the same thing! And the answer to your question is yes, that.

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