Greetings to the kind and generous people of Rivers State, and welcome to another episode of Rivethics on Radio, our character-building weekend show. Please remember that class is not just about style and poise. Being classy also means being kind, respectful, polite and compassionate. Our topic today is Compassion.
Compassion, kindness, generosity, empathy, and fellow feeling are the qualities that have the potential of converting all the problems of mankind into stepping stones. These are the catalysts man has been searching for ages to solve his never endings riddles of existence. All the sorrows, all the wars, all the poverty, all the unemployment, all the gap between the rich and the poor, all the endangered species, all the diseases exist because of lack of compassion in human hearts. So noted an essayist on this subject.
Wherever and whenever compassion was born in a heart, it transformed mankind. Jesus had compassion in his heart and he gave the world the message of hope for all mankind. It was his compassion that impelled him to bear the excruciating pain to be a perfect role model of patience, mercy, and salvation.
History tells us that Lincoln felt compassion for the discriminated colored people and abolished slavery. Louis Pasteur felt compassion for the suffering mankind and dedicated his life to finding cure for rabies. Mother Teresa felt it for the poor and the sick and consecrated her life in alleviating their pain. Similarly, all the great men and women whom we adore as our role models have been compassionate personages. Mahatma Gandhi was inspired by compassion to help his fellow countrymen to come out of the shackles of Colonial injustice.
The sad thing is that not everyone practices compassion. It requires real strength of character to practice compassion beyond mere words, but in our actions and deeds. Challenging yourself to smiling more, offering to help someone with their work, listening attentively to others, motivating others, showing acts of kindness, are examples of how we can practice compassion. Let us do more of these and similar acts of Compassion.
Our guest speaker today is, Mr. Itode Aaron, a TV and Radio personality and broadcaster. He will be sharing his insights on the subject. Please enjoy the episode.
Our caring people of Rivers State, don’t forget to always let your manners speak for you.
God bless and keep you and your families and God bless Rivers State.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below