IV. Gentleness Harm is impossible for God’s teachers. They can neither harm nor be harmed. Harm is the outcome of judgment. It is the dishonest act that follows a dishonest thought. It is a verdict of guilt upon a brother, and therefore on oneself. It is the end of peace and the denial of learning. … Continue reading What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers?
To empathize does NOT mean to JOIN IN suffering, for this is what you must refuse to understand. This is the ego’s interpretation of empathy, and is ALWAYS used to form a special relationship, in which SUFFERING is shared. The CAPACITY to empathize is VERY useful to the Holy Spirit, provided you let Him use … Continue reading True Empathy ~ ~ ~