Tag Archives: empathy

When preachers get loud

I’ve made it tough on myself lately. I’ve been choosing to write about topics I know I struggle to understand and act on — things I hoped to change through the transparency of writing. So far, I’ve found out it … Continue reading

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In Marti Fischer’s shoes

  We’ve discovered that empathy is walking a mile in someone else’s shoes — to see the world as they see it. And if this person is important to you, then the things they see will be important to you … Continue reading

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Coming together versus pulling apart

It was humanly impossible to hear this scream and not feel pain. This was not play-acting. There was something wrong, and someone was in trouble.

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Moved with compassion

When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick. (Matthew 14:14) Empathy is not just a feeling; it’s a feeling that compels us to do something.

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Day Two: In someone else’s shoes

Empathy requires that we step outside ourselves. Empathy requires a level of selflessness that may be a hard reach for some. Once again, Jesus would be our example, who gave up His right to be God in order to be … Continue reading

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Empathy: Day One

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I intend to spend this week learning about and writing about empathy. It is my goal to not only understand it by Friday, but to have it. That’s a … Continue reading

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We may need to break some glass.

I have always been fascinated by the famous Edward Hopper 1940s painting I used in yesterday’s Catch of a stark corner cafe in the middle of the city in the pre-dawn hours with three guests seated at the counter and … Continue reading

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Talking Faces

Our song selection for today on the Johnny’s Cafe jukebox is “Talking Faces.” Take a couple minutes to listen to it. It’s about three typical people who could be in anyone’s Johnny’s Cafe, and an imaginary look into what could … Continue reading

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