There is one thing to remember about compassion – it cannot be practiced with the expectation of receiving something positive in return. Compassion means to do good without expecting reciprocation for your actions. Helping someone can sometimes lead to negative consequences.
Some people, however, forget about this. It’s difficult to picture someone’s good deeds being rewarded with pain, misery, and stress. It does, however, happen. This is what the couple in this story went through. Would they be prepared to deal with the ramifications?