One of the important elements of chivalry is compassion. Compassion indicates a relationship that a knight has with others, on the basis of his own spiritual perfection and the willingness to sacrifice. Especially for those who need assistance or are under a threat. A knight does not treat them with contempt, so typical for the relationship with the weak in the modern mercantilist society, but with love. The main expression of that love is compassion. The practical articulation of compassion is to protect and to serve. A knight always protects the one who is in danger, in distress or weak, and in this way, he serves them.