Empathy Definition

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When I hear the word empathy, the first thing that pops into my mind is my mom. Out of all the women in the world, I have been truly blessed with an amazing mom. One of the things that makes my mom so amazing, is her hunger for God and her heart for others. These two characteristics, have not gotten my mom wealth or very much success in the world’s eyes, but have helped her remember her true purpose in life: to love God and others. My mom walks out this purpose through her daily pursuit of God and sacrificial love for others. Ever since I was little, I would wake up to my mom having her time alone with God, so at peace and full of content. Having this time in the morning, my mom went about her day choosing to love others despite what it took from her- whether it be…show more content…
In Romans 12:15, Paul writes that believers should “rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep”. This verse demonstrates God’s idea of empathy- which is that we not only recognize what others are feeling but also feel the same and can relate to them in what they are experiencing. Personally, I have found that the more I learn about what God has done for me- the more I can relate to others the way that scripture asks me as a Christian to. Sacrifice is another key in demonstrating empathy because doing something for others always takes some sort of sacrifice and empathy is something that we share with others for others well being. I have chosen to demonstrate sacrifice in my day to day life by not only making myself available to others who I sometimes do or do not know but also by setting aside money when I get my checks for times when I am led to give or spend time with someone. Using my mom’s life as an example and Scripture as my foundation, I choose to strive every day to get to know God more and more and love and see others the way that He

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