How Empathetic Are You?

Empathy can change the world. We need more of it.

Simply put, empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and feeling what they’re feeling. This means:

  • Loving one another
  • Rejoicing with those who rejoice
  • Weeping with those who weep
  • Bearing one another’s burdens
  • Having an understanding mind
  • Being tenderhearted
  • Being kind to one another
  • Forgiving one another

Empathy has long been established as a cornerstone of emotional intelligence. Therefore, people with high emotional intelligence demonstrate great empathy.

Jesus wept (John 11:35).

This classic biblical scripture is a perfect embodiment of empathy. Jesus showed great empathy for the sick, the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the forsaken, the least of these, and more; he modeled high emotional intelligence.

So how empathetic are you? Check out this fun video clip to test your empathy.

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