When we enter more deeply into the union with God that Jesus makes possible, love is kindled within us. We become more and more sensitive to the needs of other persons. We find ourselves genuinely caring about other persons. And one of the ways we express this love is through compassion. When we see someone who is hurting, we reach out to them and we do what we can to bind up the wounds. This is a beautiful and good thing when it begins with the members of our family and reaches out beyond.
There is the story of a family that had been forced to live in very cramped quarters for a long time. Good fortune came along and they were able to move into a very large house. Someone asked the ten-year-old boy in the family how he liked the new house. He said, “I like it a lot. Now I have a room all to myself. Each of my sisters has…
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