Paul’s blog: Fellow Feeling

Compassion, sympathy, empathy—whatever term we use, the main thing is that it’s never out of place!  We are members of one another, after all.  Jesus did and does display them.  See what this means?  Never are we in a place where no one understands.  Jesus does, and chances are very, very good that some others around us genuinely do too.

Sympathy means, literally, “feeling with” (no disagreement so far), that is to say, having the very same feeling (and here’s where folks differ in wording the definition).

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Compassion, sympathy, empathy—whatever term we use, the main thing is that it’s never out of place! We are members of one another, after all.

What comes easy will be superficial. The real deal takes an investment of time, thought, and emotion. Right up there with the investment in us, made by our Lord.

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