Empathy is the Ability to Understand What Others are Going Through

"You may not be able to completely empathise with what others are going through but you can start with a willingness to understand how they're feeling".

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Happy Monday Saints.

Romans 12:15-16 “REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE, WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP. LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER.”

One of the major keys to living in harmony with others is EMPATHY.

Empathy is simply the ability to understand what others are going through and sense their feelings.

Empathising with others is easier said than done. And there are some things that you won’t be able to empathise with until you experience them yourself.

Another thing that prevents us from empathising with one another is selfishness. The Bible warns us that in the last days, we will see an increase in selfishness and that people will be lovers of themselves. As this kind of self-centred lifestyle increases, our ability to connect and empathise with others will wane and the harmony that we all long for will subside with it.

There is no unity where selfishness exists. There is no harmony where empathy is lacking.

We must care enough about others to LISTEN. You may not be able to completely empathise with what others are going through but you can start with a willingness to understand how they’re feeling.

Take some time to really connect with those around you and have an awesome week.

God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff
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