If you love Jesus Christ more than you
fear human judgment,
then you will not only speak of compassion,
but act with it.
Compassion means seeing your friend
and your enemy in equal need
and helping both equally.
It demands that you seek and find the stranger,
the broken, the prisoner, and comfort him
and offer him your help.
Herein lies the holy compassion of God
that causes the devil much distress.
~ Meditations of Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1294)