If We do not Develop Empathy  

f we do not develop a sense of empathy, the ability to experience the pain and joy of another, we will destroy ourselves;

Empathy for the African American male stopped by the police for the umpteenth time for no good reason;


Empathy for the police, spit on, abused and risking their lives to protect us;


Empathy for the gay man or woman humiliated and ostracized by their own faith community;


Empathy for the traditional Christian who wonders if everything they were taught about sexual morality is going to be reversed;


…If we fail to show empathy and do nothing but despise and scapegoat the other we will keep killing each other.


John E. Phelan Jr