We asked our senior high students (and leaders) to recall a time when they were shown compassion or when they acted with compassion. This is what they wrote:
Compassion has been shown to me by such great support from two of my youth leaders. They are always there to listen, lean on and help guide me.
I love when new students come to youth. It gives me a great chance to show God’s love to others and try to make them feel comfortable.
I have been shown compassion by my friend when I feel down and he helps me feel better.
When I lost my grandfather this past summer I was shown compassion. At the funeral I had lots of close friends there to help and support me through my hard time. One of my close friends, Robin, had also helped me write a little speech that I had said at his funeral.