Just wondering if anyone thought being an Empath and having the Holy Spiritual gift of mercy is the same thing?I also having a problem getting started on my Empatg quest because of everyone's religious beliefs around me. I have been saved but am not a church goer because of the people in them. So many their with the wrong intentions. It's suffocating to me. But I do try to follow the Lords word and I that's where my dalima is. I want to start using the stones and meditation but I feel like I'm going against God. Well, the way people has looked at Him. The way it has been explained to me. If I am restraining myself from it, which feels like a gut instinct, is it the right thing to do. Very nervous about this.I'm not a bible thumper(not meant to offend, just lack of words to explain) and do not believe I have to attact myself to one religion, but I do try to follow the Word.Is this normal? I would like to hear others thoughts on this.
updated by @rene: 09/07/18 03:05:32PM
The gift of mercy has a number of outstanding qualities, including these seven characteristics:1. Those with the gift of mercy have a great ability to feel the joy or distress of another person or a group.2. Those with a gift of mercy are able to identify with others and to vicariously experience what others are going through.3. Those with a gift of mercy desire to see those who are hurting alleviated of their hurt. They see virtually no benefit in pain, suffering, distress, or sorrow.4. Those with the gift of mercy are very sensitive to statements and actions that may hurt others.5. Those with the gift of mercy have an ability to sense genuine unconditional love and to detect expressions of love that are insincere or hypocritical.6. Those with a gift mercy have a great need for friendship7. Those with the gift of mercy are reluctant to speak against any person, regardless of what they have done
I can't express the thankfulness in my heart for these replys. I'm glad someone can relate. I really don't have a body of believers I have tried to be part of a church when I was young but it was self commitment because my parents was church goers. I was dropped off and picked up. And not having the clothes the oft her children had, I was made fun of. I had no one one their to reinsure me it didn't matter what I had on. I have tried to go to church after I became an adult but there was so much negitivity in the ones I tried. It became a chore instead of an passion. So I took off on my own and study the bible with the help of a lady minster I worked with , she helped guide me. She is one of the few I told about , what I know now, an Empath. I never had a word to put with the feelings. She is the one who said its s gift of mercy. That was 20 years ago and I have kept this gift to myself until now. I haven't talked with my husband because he is not a believer in stuff like this. He would say it's all in my head. My sister knows a little but she's says just pray and the answer will come to me but as you probably know, to some religious people, if it's not written clearly in the bible, it's not allowed. Thank you both so much. It's funny how a person can say the simplest thing to a stranger and unknownly have given hope to the hopeless.