Chesed in Hod - compassion in awe and humility.
I find it easy to see compassion coming from our sense of smallness - this allows us to sympathize easily.
We must proceed cautiously lest we get swept up in sympathizing and lose our ability to help out.
We need compassion for ourselves when in the place of grace in our smallness, so that we can avoid powerlessness.
Happy return to Chesed day 1 of week 5!