What is empathy?
I have to admit that first time I heard and learn this word was in my first year of University, while I studied social work.
I think is something amazing and kind to have empathy.
The standard definition for empathy is – ”Empathy is the ability to understand and appreciate another person’s feelings and experience”.
So now, in my perspective empathy refers more generally to the ability of feeling the emotions of another person, but nor the desire to help.
What is compassion? Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. This means to suffer together!
Compassion is being aware of others needs or interests and acting to help them. Being genuinely concerned for the welfare of others.
Like the bible verse says ”Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, Colossians 3:12”.
Compassionate people usually display the following behaviours:
- They are receptive to the demands of other and even anticipate them
- They have good thoughts about others
- They treat people well and do not expect a reward
- Kind and helpful with the people around them
I love the word of compassion, wasn’t God compassionate with us? He was and He is!
He saw the suffering and He gave his only son for us. This is true love!
There really is no better declaration of compassion than the one Jesus made on the cross.
In Matthew 9:36 – When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like a sheep without a shepherd.
Jesus sees the needs and acts.
There are so many needs in world, we all experienced to be asked for money by kids, adults in the streets, well I do not encourage to give money, giving money means you encourage the person to beg and to continue doing it. But what if instead of giving money teach them how to earn money?
”Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
What I want to do is to help children continue going to school, build houses for poor families, invlving them in community work, helping each others is compassion!
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