Gifts of Character – Empathy

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Empathy. Empathy is the ability to listen and connect to another human so well that it protects us from prejudice, blame, and judgment. Empathy unites us as a human family and inspires us to to be giving and selfless.

As I consider empathy in my life, I am aware of the need to be present to the thoughts and feelings of others. I am working to do so with such compassion that others can hear their personal thoughts more clearly. I am not here to judge. I will cultivate empathy within so that I can connect more fully with other humans. Empathy makes me sensitive to the needs of others.