The power of empathy

The power of empathy

I recently came across this little video on empathy.  I have always sort of had a grasp of the difference between empathy and sympathy.  But after watching this video again, I was convicted by how much of my ministry is characterized by sympathy.  I am other, distant from the death and destruction that so surrounds my students' lives.  I rarely am willing to climb down into the pit and simply identify with them and be with them.

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