Compassion is one of the most important of character traits, yet its an attribute that comes from learning, mostly in the school of hard knocks. People who have compassion reflect the face of God, because He Himself is compassionate to all.
Compassion is what we feel when we identify with the pain, and suffering of others. It’s the ability to emotionally put yourself in someone else’s skin and feel what they feel. Its having empathy and sympathy for the suffering of others. Its one of the most important of the middot, yet its an attribute that comes from learning through our own experiences instead of by reading.