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Thoughtful Thursday: Empathy


“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself 

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14 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday: Empathy

  1. I’ve always liked Walt Whitman. Empathy is the key to do many things.
    Politicians would all do well to view the world more through such glasses.

  2. Right, that is real empathy. Seeing the world through the eyes of the other person. That’s an amazing quote.

  3. Empathy with #compassion is how we can truly change the world, even by reaching only one person at a time. Mark 16:17-18. Jesus was moved by empathy and compassion. Sympathy is non-productive. Empathy is love. Compassion acts. Sympathy never changed my life. Compassion did.

    • We have a loving and compassionate God. Yes, even by reaching one heart at a time, spreading kindness, love and compassion. Thank you, Melinda!

  4. This spoke volumes to me bro. HSHBLT

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