Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. (Kristin Adair, former elementary teacher)
We live in a hurting world—whether it’s war overseas or neighborhood lawlessness. We all have friends and acquaintances who are suffering and looking for relief. We can’t always provide all they need, but we can try to see life from their perspective, listen carefully to their laments, and learn to have an understanding heart. Such empathy may lead us to action on our part.
[God] comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4).