Advent 2015 Post, December 5
And yet it is about the microcosm of the individual human experience. Microcosm is an interesting word: it means infinitesimally small, yet "cosm" mean world. Each life is a tiny version of the whole world, in a sense. Each human life reflects the life of the whole. In that sense, our tiny lives should point us to the bigger world, not deeper within ourselves.
This is the core of empathy: what I experience and feel is what others do and equips me to be of ministry to others. II Corinthians 1:3-6:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,