Thought of the day
Thought of the day:
‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; Weep with those who weep, having the same feelings towards one another. ‘ These are the simple but powerful words by which the Apostle Paul characterized the practical life of true believers.
Living for others and sacrificing yourself for most has become a goal difficult to understand and especially to put into practice for the contemporary generation whose methods of thinking each of us feels; Even to the depths of the spirit.
We therefore live in a world that is more and more segregated at a post-generational level, a world divided by hatred and unfair social comparisons, chameleon-filtered in order to “fit in”; A mentality through which society pushes its citizens in the most natural way possible towards the cult of isolation and selfishness, culminates everything in the name of unity and prosperity.
But by carefully analyzing this mysterious phenomenon of identification with the other, we realize that ’empathy’ as it is called in science is nothing but the foundation on which Jesus built his entire teaching.
In fact, one of the most beautiful ‘social mechanisms’ that God has given to man is the art of being ’empathetic’, or simply to identify emotionally with the feelings, emotions and feelings of our fellow men.
“I give you a new commandment”, He told us, “Love one another, As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. ”
By meditating carefully on these words, we realize why being empathetic is not only a beautiful component of the elevated human mentality, but in fact, empathy is one of the expressions of God’s character imbued in the human being from the beginning, when we were created after The image and likeness (character) of our Creator.
Manifesting ourselves empathetically and responsibly towards each other is therefore not only a requirement addressed to the authentic Christian, but also a way of self-assessment of life lived in accordance with the values of the Godhead.
Pastor Florin Antonie