Article at WSJ.com entitled The Perils of Empathy
“In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel.”
“Empathy shuts down if you believe someone is responsible for their own suffering.”
Upon reflection, the particulars in the article draws one to one realizes that once again that the “professional” perspective is Godless.
With God, things are not as they are with men in the isolation of mans corrupt thinking.
It was God who sent His Son to earth in the greatest, most selfless act of empathy possible.
Gods empathy with us – through the experience of Christ – represents an unfathomable act of love.
Empathy requires love.
Compassion? Enh, not so much. I get credit every for compassion by simply tossing coins in the Salvation Army bucket.