Learn from your own experience to sympathize with those in trouble, and never to terrify with destructive despair those who are in danger, nor harden them with severe speeches, but rather restore them with gentle and kindly consolations.
This excerpt was taken from the book “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Second Series Vol. XI”
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The Role of Sympathy
Hat Tip to Salt of the Earth for this beatuiful statement from St John Cassian