Friday, August 19, 2011
To Have Empathy Is A Blessing
How often do you feel empathy? Do you feel it when you see someone or something getting physically abused? Do you feel it when you know your friend, spouse or relative is in need? Do you share this emotion with co-workers when one has passed away? The word empathy is a fairly new word to our English Language (1909). The word is derived from the German Language meaning: The capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings such as sadness or happiness that are being experienced by another. God has empathy for us. He loves us just the way we are. We should practice doing the same. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Empathy is a Blessing. Amen!