I thought many of you would be interested in this short video (less than 3 minutes) about empathy and how connecting with others can help when people are struggling.
I find it strange how those in SMC seem to believe you have to study to learn to be a teacher/ plumber/ brain surgeon, yet do not need to study to learn either theology or how empathy can help people.
I think this short video really clarifies for me one of the great gaps in the approach of SMC leaders. When did you last hear one of them saying something along the lines of - "I know, I have felt like that too."
Is that not one of the key messages of Christianity - that Jesus has experienced all out feelings and temptations, which is why he understands what we are going through? Interesting that Jesus can have empathy with our situation, but the SMC leaders are far too spiritual to understand our weaknesses and failings.