How Does Jesus Show Empathy?

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In our bible passage today Paul is urging his readers to respond to the good news of Jesus Christ by living a life shaped by love. And one of the hallmarks of love is how we show empathy. Empathy is the ability to actually feel the emotions of someone else. When another person hurts, we hurt also. When another person is joyful, we feel their joy. Having empathy helps us to understand each other, and respond authentically in any given moment. When we act with empathy, we see the humanity in others and are better able to make real connections. So the woman who makes your coffee every morning is no longer just your local barista, she’s a college student struggling to pay her way through college. The gardener isn’t just the guy who cuts your lawn.
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