Compassion: concern for suffering or distress of others and response to their feelings and needs.
As I watch the news, I am often filled with compassion for people that I do not even know. For example, this week I have watched many stories concerning the Gaza Pullout in which Jewish settlers are being removed from their homes. The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, hopes removing the settlers will help foster peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for those people who are forced to leave the homes they have lived in their whole life.
What are some other current events that cause feelings of compassion within you?