Not every person’s problem needs your solution. Sometimes all the person needs is a listening ear without a rush to jump in and fix. Continue reading
Walking a mile in someone’s shoes can help us gain compassion for that other person. Or, after the mile, we realize the other person is nothing but a complainer. It usually has little to do with the borrowed person’s shoes but the person doing the walking. Continue reading
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by Elder Lynn G. Robbins
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Robbins. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.
It’s a tricky subject this one. Judging is something we do. It’s a natural by-product of knowledge I suppose. When we know better and we are trying to live a certain way we notice when other people aren’t.
It takes a special kind of person to look past our oughts and recognize our ares. The compassion can’t be condescending because we notice when someone is ‘stooping’ to our level. It needs to be face to face. And that is no easy feat. I think it’s a talent. A much needed talent this world desperately needs.