Zechariah 7:8 Then the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, 9 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.

Compassion requires us to look outside of ourselves and focus on others. It forces us to look past our hopes, dreams, and desires and see the needs and desires of others.

As we focus our attention on others, God will instruct us to do compassionate things. He may tell us to pray for their well-being, befriend them, encourage them, or give to them.

Even if they look like they have it altogether, it’s important that we’re compassionate. We never know what a person is going through, and we may never know how our compassion benefits someone else.

Since God has been so compassionate towards us, it’s only right to be compassionate towards others.