Sensitivity, Part 1 (The Man in the Mirror #51)


This podcast is directed to all young people, but primarily to young black men, young black women, and their parents. We are thankful for all the people who are standing up for justice and racial equality. But this podcast is about the man in the mirror. What are you doing for the glory of God, to make life better for others, for your family, and for yourself?

In keeping with our theme of dealing with the man (or woman) in the mirror, we are going to continue discussing the building of important biblical character traits in your life. Today, we will continue looking at the quality of Sensitivity from “The Power for True Success” by the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

Sensitivity is being aware of the pain in others because of the healing we have received from God for similar hurts.

Sensitivity is perceiving the true feelings of others and appropriately adapting our responses to them.

The Biblical word for sensitive is tenderhearted. Scripture instructs us: “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” The Greek word for tenderhearted comes from two words, the first meaning “good” or “well” and the second meaning “spleen” or “intestine.” Figuratively, it means “pity or sympathy, the source of inward affections such as kindness and compassion.”

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