Tip of the Week

The purpose of the Tip of the Week is to provide weekly insight for Pastor’s and Men’s Leaders into the Biblical Design for Men, Issues Facing Men, and How to Build an Engaging Relationship with men that results in Authentic, Biblical manhood. We provide this insight because every man and every church deserves an environment for an engaging Ministry with Men.

Being Thankful: Gratitude Enhances Empathy

by | Nov 29, 2023

Being Thankful: Big Idea:  Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Thankful people are more likely to be kind to others — even to those who aren’t kind to them. Wouldn’t our world benefit if more of us were truly grateful for what we have instead of chasing what we don’t have, and frankly don’t need?

You never hear of thankful people being aggressive, but they are not passive.  As they are spreading the “disease” of thankfulness and it impacts relationships with those they love, it also impacts those with whom they have challenging relationships. Because empathy is triggered by gratitude, a caring attitude is what is displayed in the difficulty. Who does not respond positively to those who care?

Today – it is easy to show empathy for those we love. Accept the challenge to show empathy to those difficult people you encounter today.  See how it has a positive impact on them.  It might even give you a chance to share your story about how God has transformed your life. 

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