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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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Finding Jesus down at Johnny’s

Now if Jesus were here I think we’d find Him today Down at Johnny’s Cafe. This line worked well as the punchline of the song, but it’s a little misleading. It implies that Jesus isn’t here today. Well, true, Jesus … Continue reading

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When the truth is hard to come by

And the stories they tell, you can’t tell If they’re true or they’re fable.                         from “Johnny’s Cafe” by John Fischer In an era of fake news, truth is … Continue reading

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