Jesus showed compassion everywhere he went by forgiving sins, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, and telling people the good news of how to have eternal life. You may not be able to do these things, but you can have compassion towards your spouse. When he or she is stressed, what can you do to give them some time to themselves? If they are struggling in some way, how can you help? If they are ill, how can you take care of them? If they are grieving, just be there. There may be a time when there is nothing you can do but sit quietly beside him or her and pray for them. There is no greater act of compassion than praying. You can pray for peace, comfort, strength, and wisdom.