Let’s look at a recent incident which is a great example of compassion. Pope Francis has left many people speechless with his acts of compassion, he makes calls to distraught worshippers , invited the homeless to dine at St Peter’s Square, and washed the feet of young offenders, but it was meeting with Mr. Riva which moved many to tears. Mr. Riva is covered in growths caused by the incurable condition known as neurofibromatosis.
The pope’s act of compassion did not end here, two weeks later the pope met a severely disfigured man and he first spoke with this worshipper then put his hands around him and blessed him. The identity of this man is not known nor what caused the damage to his face. Many people were surprised by this act, but for Pope Francis comforting this stricken man was another simple act of compassion. Pope Francis believes that the Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.
Its this feeling of compassion that brings people together. Showing compassion frees us of our anger and resentment and allows us to open our hearts to forgiveness. This is an emotionally freeing experience, one can attain self-satisfaction by being compassionate. Its important to show compassion to others as it evokes peace among people in the world.