Compassion is important to me. It should be important to all of us. Compassion is what religion is supposed to be about. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Is one of the most quoted statements from the Bible. Somehow, we have lost whatever compassion we had as a country. The reason I’m saying this is specifically related to the new TrumpCare Bill that is in Congress. This bill will take insurance away from the very people who need it. Anyone who is older, or has pre-existing conditions will lose their health care. Well, if they don’t want to eat, or have a place to live, they might be able to pay their premiums. Otherwise, those premiums will be too big to pay.
Where is the compassion? I look around me and I don’t see any. Disabled people are blithely told to “just get a job”. When was the last time you saw a blind or deaf person in your office? How about the elderly? Have you seen many 95-year-old delivery people, or an 85-year-old working at Walmart? No, neither have I. Even though this bill has “died”, they are still looking to simply get rid of the ACA, leaving millions of people without healthcare.
It’s called compassion. Find some, use some. Be the person you were meant to be. Compassion. One day you will need it. When you do, will it be there?