"Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God
Compassion! what a winsome, telling virtue. It speaks of that movement of spirit whereby a person projects himself into another's consciousness so that he feels what the other feels, she 'walks in the other's shoes’; wanting and hoping for what the other one wants and hopes for. Compassion is that spiritual quality we all want other people to have--especially where we are concerned. God is the 'father of compassion. He feels for us and with us to the point of suffering with us.