Compassion is to feel the hurt of another person, just as they are feeling it. Compassion goes beyond sympathy and empathy to an intimate place where your suffering IS my suffering -- it is the deepest form of loving and caring.
When we are hurting Jesus hurts too. He loved his people as a man walking the earth and he loves us all now as the Son of God in Heaven. When we suffer, Jesus suffers too. He has compassion for you -- he wants to save you.
You know how I am hurting -- for you are hurting with me. I seek your strength, comfort and love as I go through each day.