The late Colonel Sanders (of Kentucky Fried Chicken) was on an airplane when an infant screamed & would not stop even though the mother & flight attendants tried every trick they could think of.
Finally the Colonel asked if he could hold the baby. He gently rocked the baby to sleep.
Later a passenger said, “We all appreciate what you did for us.”
Colonel Sanders replied, “I didn’t do it for us, I did it for the baby.”
- Gene Perret. (ministry127.com)
“People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: "Lord, teach me compassion," but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion.” - Henry Ward Beecher.
Zech 7:9 (NIV): This is what the Lord Almighty said: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.”