- Jan 9, 2018
I think you misunderstood my point...I completely understand why it is important to be empathetic, and I believe we must be as empathetic with one another as possible.Um, it's a simple personal choice. Shocking that this completely escapes you. LOL It's purely personal choice, so you cannot speak for everyone just because you would happen to choose differently. The reason you won't understand is probably because you seem to want to completely avoid the personal responsibility of choosing one way or the other.
However, The reason that I believe this is because of God’s grace. Through Jesus Christ, He showed me mercy when I deserved Judgment.
When my sins should have brought upon me swift destruction & certain death, He paid the price to purchase for me eternal life, even though I could never pay Him back or even offer anything in return.
It is because of HIM that I can forgive those who wrong me or pray for those who use me.
I cannot take the credit for having empathy, because it would only be in vain. Empathy is shown to others because Christ first showed it to me.
So I ask again: if you are not a believer, WHERE does unselfishness & empathy originate?