To be a compassionate person is not always easy, in fact it can be difficult at times.
What creates difficulties is our attachment to ourselves / our opinions / our specific way of doing things or saying things which can be so opposite to how others say and do things.
This is not a problem really if we are willing to be open to understanding, yet even more so, open to loving.
Understanding is good enough at times, yet can also be why we are at variance with others.
When we are willing to love we learn to go beyond our understanding and our own opinions.
We learn to enter into the world of another person.
Such a blessing this is, to be able to come away from ourselves for the sake of love.
When we look at the life of Christ who had perfect understanding and imbued with the Spirit of God, we can see the benefit of going beyond the human and seeking out the soul of another person.
Compassion is the fruit of loving / of caring / of stepping away from ourselves for the sake of Love.