Empathy Fatigue is like kryptonite to pastors and those who serve in ministry.
The very nature of what we do in ministry is give. We give service, we give counsel, we give attention, and we give and give. The more we give and serve, the more we are expected to give and serve. It seems that we can never do or give enough at times, which leads to Empathy Fatigue. The longer we are exposed to Empathy Fatigue, the weaker we become.
by Ron Cook