“The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it. Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity, are not enough.”
What do you consider to be the characteristics and virtues of a person who knows how to give one’s attention to a sufferer? Think of the saints who were able to do this – what do you think separated them from others?