Brené Brown, Empathy and the Incarnation

In this message we’re going to listen for God’s empathic, selfless, incarnating heart through the teaching of scholar, author and public speaker Brené Brown.

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly…

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses…”
Hebrews 4:15, NIV

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
John 1:14, NIV

“Empathy is feeling with people… a kind of sacred space when someone is… in a deep hole… and we climb down [and say], “Hey I know what it’s like down here and you’re not alone”
Brené Brown, RSA talk, Youtube

“Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing
 by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”
Philippians 2:3-6, NIV

“As [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it”
Luke 19:41, NIV

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