Empathy:

6 Skills You Need for this Season

Over the course of five days, you’ll see a daily post with a devotion helping you explore the role of empathy at this time. It follows a similar pattern to the “God is with Us” devotional.

You won’t get a daily email. Simply know the devotional is here waiting for you for the next six days. Instead of a written devotional, this is a video devotional. The scripture, prayer, and questions for reflection are listed below.

Today, let’s explore the fourth skill needed to practice empathy: communicating emotions. If you missed the previous skills, scroll down to find day 1-3.

Skill 4: Communicate Emotion

Read

Mark 14:31-40

Reflect

  • What positive emotions do you tend to suppress? 
  • What positive emotions do you tend to exaggerate? 
  • What negative emotions do you tend to suppress? 
  • What negative emotions do you tend to exaggerate?

Respond

Today, be mindful of the emotions you identified in the “reflect” section. Pay attention to how these emotions come up in your life, the lives of others, and even in the media.

Pray

Almighty God, you model the way for us in your Son Jesus. Thank you for showing us how to communicate emotion, even when it’s difficult. I am grateful for the challenge to be mindful of what I am feeling. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Return

Tonight, after 8 p.m. join us on the Transforming Mission Facebook page to respond to the following question (or feel free to comment below).

What emotions did you notice being suppressed or exaggerated in your life, the lives of others, or the media today? What is one step can you take to find a balance to the emotions?

Previous Devotions in this Series

Day 1: Perspective Taking

Day 2: Non-judgment

Day 3 – Naming Emotions

Day 4 – Today!

Downloads & Other Info

Download a list of core emotions

These devotions come from a resource, “It Takes Courage.”

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