Compassion, where is it?

You can't turn around anywhere without hearing about the turmoil and conflict existing in the world.

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By Deacon Norbert Gaudet, Raymore Sacred Heart RC church

November 5, 2023
As I reflect on it, I ask myself, "Where is the compassion in today's world"? Compassion helps balance/alleviate the suffering one endures. Suffering is part of human existence. No one wants to suffer. Life becomes unbearable if there is no compassion to help; suicides, mass killings, many due to lack of mental health support. Many stresses, internal suffering can be alleviated through compassion. Compassion is defined as sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. (Webster's dictionary) Notice there are two parts. Being aware and sympathetic of others' distress is one. The other is a desire to alleviate it. This desire should call us to action.

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