Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. General Religion

Compassion: Consideration for others

See also

Compassion is not common in today's society. It should be, though, as we all have something to deal with. It could be money problems, a health issue, an unresolved relationship problem, unemployment, or any number of other things. It has been said that if a group of people were to gather around a table, lay each of their problems out on the table in front of them, each person would choose to take their own problems back. They wouldn't want to have to deal with the even bigger problems that the others were facing. A video was produced by the Cleveland Clinic that helps us to understand this idea; it is included with this article. To read the article written by the Cleveland Clinic, which accompanies the video, please go to http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/03/empathy-exploring-human-connec....

Compassion is a word that some do not seem to understand. According to Henri J. M. Nouwen, Donald P. McNeill, and Douglas A. Morrison, "Those who offer us comfort and consolation by being and staying with us in moments of illness, mental anguish, or spiritual darkness often grow as close to us as those with whom we have biological ties. They show their solidarity with us by willingly entering the dark, uncharted spaces of our lives. For this reason, they are the ones who bring new hope and help us discover new directions," (Compassion: A reflection on the Christian life, revised, 1989, New York, NY: Doubleday. By sharing a tender touch, a hug, a word of kindness, or some other heartfelt emotion, we can be a blessing to someone else...someone who may be experiencing a difficulty or hardship. It doesn't take much, and it is not hard.

1 Peter 4: 8-11 says, "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised," (Bible Verses for Busy Women: A guide for stress, joy, and contemplation, 2002, Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation).

Please take a few moments to view the video from the Cleveland Clinic, take what is provided to heart, and share some compassion today.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Poetry as a healing path in medicine
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sKP2rmEO1RM?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Teaching the world
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1rCImDa3Lz4?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Divinity infinity
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fuLSxC35zDk?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!