Love... Is Sympathetic
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
We mourned to you, and you did not lament.
Psychologists say sociopaths and narcissists feel no sympathy or empathy. The Bible says Jesus wept. He wept with His grieving friends when Lazarus died. He wept for the coming plight of Jerusalem.
Because where love is, so is concern for others. Love smiles in witnessing triumphs and achievements. Love sympathizes with trials and bereavements.
As Christians, our hearts should be tender, not stony. They must stay open, willing to share and to care.
If we build walls around our hearts, they'll grow harder. Even worse, a lack of heart-to-heart contact can prove fatal.
Therefore, we love.
## Love Series: Love Is Sympathetic (Part 63)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.