Ch. 16. I. 4 – 7. Jesus: “True empathy is of the Holy Spirit, Who knows what it is. You will learn His definition of it if you let Him use your capacity for empathy only to strengthen, and certainly not to weaken anyone, in their perception or yours. He will not desert you, but be sure that you not desert Him!
Any perception of weakness is the triumph of weakness over strength, and is not what you should offer to a brother. Yet to your ego this is what is recognized as triumph! This is certainly not knowledge, and the form of ’empathy’ which would bring this about is so distorted that it would imprison what it is supposed to release.