When you help someone else...that's compassion and sacrifice. Why? Because you gave your own time, money or talents.
When your charity or church helps someone else...it is less personal, but that's still compassion and sacrifice. Why? Because you gave your time, money or talents to your charity or church.
When your government helps someone else...that is NOT compassion or sacrifice. Why? Because the government can only sacrifice the time, money and talents of their constituents through taxation.
One system will fix many of our country's woes, the other will bankrupt us.