Saturday’s Piece

“Compassion is not the same thing as pity; pity is of a lower order, too likely to regard its object as weak and inferior. Compassion is never patronizing or condescending; rather it implies an outgoing of sympathy that shares another’s burden by hoisting it on to our own shoulders, and halves another’s pains by taking it into our own hearts.”

(Bruce Barton, 1886 – 1967)

John Lentell

29th January, 1970

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