Thursday, May 9, 2019

Empathy


Kindred,

Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another. 

It is the ability to connect and listen to another person heart to heart. 

To feel what another person is going through by place yourself in another’s position and situation. 

Without empathy, you cannot understand fully the (moral) Law and the teachings of the prophets, “Do for others what you want them to do for you.” 

This Law or Golden Rule is further expounded by Jesus in the two commandments: to love the Lord and to love thy neighbor. 

You cannot obey these commandments without empathy.  Therefore, you cannot enter Heaven without empathy. 

When you break the (moral) Law, you are going against the teachings of the prophets and of Jesus Christ. 

How wrong, immoral, sinful or unholy, the sacrilege depends upon the level of harm or injury committed against the person and the Lord. 

Ask yourself, “How you would feel if the same things were to happen to you?” 

“How would you respond to similar treatments?” 

If you would not feel so good and would respond negatively, then what happened was not good. 

The severity of your response is the indicator of how much harm and how unholy the sins were or are (if the patterns of bad practice are still in practice). 

“Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.” 

If you want salvation, you need to have empathy and practice love (fellowship). 

If you want a better world, you need to have empathy and practice love. 

Love the Lord, love yourself and thy neighbor as the Lord Loves you. 

  “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”        ...