Empathy should always frame our response to reality.
–In hearing stories;
–In resolving disputes;
–In settling controversies;
–In parsing issues;
–In counseling others;
–In meting out judgment;
We should be “quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger….”
Empathy should not frame our perception of reality.
–In ascertaining facts;
–In deducing truth;
–In deciding matters;
–In weighing the right course of action;
We should “love…with knowledge and full insight….”