"Jesus was often prompted by compassion to act on behalf of those who were suffering loss, disease, and hunger.
It seem inevitable that those who follow Jesus must also show compassion in all of their decisions and action. This is especially true of those who relate to people suffering hunger, disease, and death.
The followers of Jesus cannot ignore the needy of the world, and neither can we look away from the needs of the world.
If our lives are modeled after the one we claim to follow, we will, as Jesus did, look with compassion upon all who cross our paths. Looking with compassion requires the further step of seeking to alleviate the pain that prompted our compassion."
Reuben P. Job, A Guide to Prayer for All who Seek God