Compassion comes from the Latin “com passio” which is translated “suffer with”. We are not here by accident. God called each one of us here to “suffer with” Him as we carry out our daily tasks providing healing in mind, body, and spirit to His Body-the people we are entrusted with. We indeed cannot nurse His wounded body unless we too have encountered those feelings of rejection, desolation, and even at times despair. The son of God became one of us in order to save us. In helping another, we need to enter into the world of our patients…to struggle and suffer with them. A good shepherd is one who smells like his/her sheep. May God bless the desire to service that you hold in your heart this day!