For your reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share!

“Go and do likewise.” -Jesus

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” -Seneca

“Compassion is not a religious business, it is a human business.” -the Dalai Lama

“True compassion sees each person as a brother or sister and acts accordingly.” -Dillon Burroughs

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” -Henri Nouwen

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending ChristianityNot in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More. Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

 

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