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Nov 18, 2018

To Love Well, Learn Empathy

Passage: Mark 1:29-34

Speaker: Drew Shofner

Series: Extraordinary: The Surprising Life of God's Son on Earth

Category: Empathy

Despite all of brokenness of humanity, God looked down on us and didn’t condemn, but instead felt compassion. He knew that the only way that we could understand his love for us was to send his Son down to Earth so we could see and feel it. And just as God has done, so did Jesus. As a perfect man and the Son of God, he could have easily judged the wickedness that he witnessed, but instead he felt compassion and empathy. Jesus met people where they were and empathized with their brokenness, reaching out his healing touch in love. And that very same thing is what we are called to do as well. We were not always called into a grand mission of healing diseases or performing great miracles, but instead we are called to the daily touch of healing on the spirit of everyone we encounter.