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