Compassion is passion, motivated by suffering and loss; it can bring out the best or the worst in us. When we feel as though our prayers have gone unanswered or that God has betrayed us, it is important to remember that we are an imperfect creation. We are given the freedom of choice and a beautiful mind from which to make it. Our bodies are afforded a physical existence, as with all living things, but with the succession of life comes death, often with pain and suffering. What we see and experience while we are here in the flesh is temporary. Our bodies will fail us and our minds will challenge us, but our Soul endures…for better or for worse.