When we show compassion to others, we are imitating our heavenly Father, who is described at Exodus 34:6 as "Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and compassionate,” and humans were made in his image. So it is natural for humans to care about others. Even those who do not know Jehovah often show compassion. (Genesis 1:27)
Mental-health experts say that showing compassion can improve our health and our relationships with others. When you help those who are suffering, you will feel happier, more hopeful, less lonely, and less negative. Showing compassion is good for you. (Ephesians 4:31, 32) When love moves us to help others, we have a good conscience because we know that we are doing what Jehovah wants us to do. Compassion will help us to be better parents, marriage mates, and friends. In addition, people who show compassion to others usually receive help when they need it.