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Integrity Moments - Mar. 15, 2012



Empathy Matters
By: Rick Boxx
March 15, 2012

As a 17-year-old working at a department store, I was promised weekends off every other week. After 8 straight weekends of working I finally had a scheduled Saturday night off.

While I was preparing for a date, my manager called. He said, “Rick, someone didn’t show up, be here by 6:00.” When I informed him I had plans, he had no empathy. He pronounced, “If you’re not here at 6:00, don’t bother coming back!”

I suddenly realized he only cared about himself. I resigned.

God condemned Israel’s leaders in Ezekiel 34:2 when He said, “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?”

If you long to be a leader that people follow, show empathy and compassion towards others.

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Originally published March 15, 2012.