… any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
(John Donne, No Man Is an Island, 1624.)
When people suffer, we are to:
… come alongside (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
… join in their suffering (Hebrews 13:3)
… and carry the burdens of the women and men around us. (Galatians 6:2.)
Because when it happens to one, it happens to all.