Jesus went about … curing every kind of disease and infirmity.  And seeing the crowds, He had compassion on them.  – Mt 9:35-36

Reflection. The Lord was not only sympathetic to the needs of others but also empathetic.  When He saw people in pain, he felt compassion.  Compassion is taken from the Latin meaning, “to suffer with.”

Prayer. Lord, transform me into a healing force in this world.  Let me understand the pain of others better so that I may have true compassion for them as You do.