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Compassion for others builds character

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“Finely, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.”
— I Peter 3:8

I realize there is a lot of misunderstanding being expressed throughout the world and it leads one to wonder where the compassion for our fellow man has gone astray. I was reared in the part of this wonderful country where love and compassion came first in whatever the situation might be.

I see on the news young heroes returning to this country from a life of hell. Some of them are missing parts of their bodies but still express love and compassion for one another, which is a feeling from deep within them because of what they shared. It is the presence of the Creative Force of the Universe (God) expressing Itself through each of these young heroes.

I realize there are plenty of programs from the government available to make sure all of the heroes’ needs are met, allowing the people of this country to enjoy the peace we all strive for. When I go to the V.A. Hospital in Fresno for my appointments, I see many of the older ones who served their time in the trenches in past conflicts to preserve the freedom of this country. The bond expressed by them toward each other is really the deep down feeling of love and compassion we were created with...


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