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What are the four choices we have when confronted with suffering in the world?
Two basic choices: do something about the sitution, or we can do nothing about the situation. We will consider four reasons for our actions: hopelessness, individualism, enlightened self-interest, and compassion.
hopelessness
believe in the possibility that what one wants can actually happen.
individualism
each person should take responsibility for his or her own life.
enlightened self-interest
realization that by helping others we are helping ourselves in the end.
compassion
feeling of closseness and care.
Who was Jean Donovan and what did she do?
Jean Donovan was a young, single woman who left her job as an accountant to spend some time as a Maryknoll lay missionary in El Salvador. She stayed to help the children adn was raped 3 weeks later.
How are hope, compassion, and love intertwined?
People who have compassion understand, both in their mind and heart, others' experience of suffering. When compassion is accompanied by hope, it moves people to commit themselves to easing suffering, called love.