Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Throwback Tuesday - Martin Wiles

God Of Empathy by Martin Wiles

I said it but immediately knew I shouldn’t have even though I was sincere when I said it: “I know how you feel.” How could I? I’d never experienced it, and even if I had mine was different than theirs.

Death, loss, tragedy, disease. When those close to us face it, we automatically say we know how they feel even when we don’t. The statement reflects our human need to empathize with others; to enter into their experience and show them we care. And when we undergo a troubling episode, we want others to return the favor. Read more...

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