"The unfolding of your words gives light ..." (Psalm 119:130a)

Category: Love

The Limits of Empathy and Sympathy

Solomon said, “The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy” (Proverbs 14:10).

Longfellow observed, “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

Pastor John Watson (pen name Ian Maclaren) counseled, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12, NASB).

The Love of God

I was recently interviewed by a local friend for his a Sorani Kurdish YouTube channel and asked to explain the unique perspective the Christian faith brings to the understanding of the love of God. For those who don’t understand Kurdish, I’m attaching a transcript of the interview in English (God of love video transcript).

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