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 fifth skill needed to practice empathy:self-compassion. If you missed the other skills, scroll down and review days 1-4.

Skill 5: Self-Compassion

Read

John 15:12-17

Reflect

Use a notebook to record your responses.

Do you talk to yourself the way you’d talk to someone you love?

Respond

Practice talking to yourself the way you talk to someone you love. If you’re someone who says you don’t have an internal dialogue, consider how you think of yourself. The point is this: practice self-compassion. 

Pray

Lord Jesus, because of your great love for me, I know love. Because of your love, I want to share love. Because of your love, I need to practice self-compassion. May all that I say, do, and feel today be done for your glory and in light of your love, Lord. 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 was challenging about talking to yourself the way you talk to someone you love? What was easy? How will you continue to practice self-compassion?

Previous Devotions in this Series

Day 1: Perspective Taking

Downloads & Other Info

Download a list of core emotions

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

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