I don't have enough compassion. It's exceptionally easy for me to watch people suffering and simply think that I'm glad it's not me. That's sad.
I love a song by Brave Saint Saturn called Under Bridges. It talks about seeing Jesus in the homeless, AIDS patients, drunkards, rapists, gays, etc. It's really powerful. If you've never heard it, you should give it a listen.
Right now the students at my church are participating in a 1000 wells project. They are only drinking water for two weeks and saving up the money that they would have spent on buying drinks to give to dig a well for a village in Africa. I haven't been doing it, but I think I'm going to start. One of the best ways to acquire a trait or skill is to practice. So here we go. JM