“It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.” Proverbs 16:19
Compassion usually calls for a willingness to humbly spend oneself in obscurity on behalf of the unknowns. Truly compassionate people are often hard to understand. They take risks most people would never take. They give away what most people would cling to. They reach out and touch when most would hold back with folded arms. Their caring brings them up close where they feel the other person’s pain and do whatever is necessary to demonstrate true concern.