#Editorial

Let’s show compassion!

Apr 17, 2020, 1:45 PM

It is an unarguable fact that compassion is critical in any human endeavour and without it; the world would be a worst wild zone. Many scholars have concluded that compassion makes the world even smaller.

When we care and love each other, we can together make this world a better for all of us. Suffice it to state that since the outbreak of this deadly virus and first reported case in the country, normal live has changed worse for some.

The global pandemic has crumbled global economies, forcing a number of public and private businesses to a halt. Despite these misfortunes, there are philanthropists out there who care and want to reach out to poor families in the far-flung communities of The Gambia.

What is even more encouraging is the fact that this past week alone, most pages on local newspapers are inundated with stories by philanthropists rendered to local communities, as communities managed to come to terms amid covid-19 lockdown.

We want to register our heartfelt congratulations to every Gambians both at home and those in the Diaspora for their overwhelming support. To even those who intended to give out and help make a difference, we say thank you. This is what the spirit of patriotism calls for.

It is widely agreed that compassion and generosity are two virtues that shared many in common. And caring for others, are virtues that both Islam and Christian faiths preach.

As Covid-19 lockdown progresses; virtually forcing many businesses out on the street, let us maintain the same compassionate move; share the little we have with the less fortunate one. We must always bear in mind that during these trying times, as little form of assistance could make a big difference in the life of others.

We must always bear in mind that we are people of faith and the Islamic religion enjoins everyone to be helpful, compassionate and generous to fellow human beings whenever the need arises.

When we care about each other, we can together make this small country of ours a shining example among community of nations.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Dalai Lama

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