Empathy helps us to connect.
When Jesus saw the dead body of Lazarus, he wept with Mary and Martha (John 11:32-37). He was ‘deeply moved’ by their grief. Authentic friendship is about sharing the journey with people: weeping when they weep, laughing when they laugh and celebrating when they have good news. It is about reciprocity: giving, yes but also learning to receive.
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