New research has directed our attention to an overlooked and vastly under-appreciated human ability: emotional intelligence. The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is considered a traditionally feminine skill, but it is also a big part of spirituality. Luke 7:36-50 concerns the importance of emotional intelligence as Jesus recognizes the gifts of a woman regarded by many as “immoral.” The ability to tune in to such emotional frequencies is something we should continually consider in friendships, parenting, professional life and more.

This talk was part of a Sunday morning message given by Rev. Adey Wassink at Sanctuary Community Church in Coralville, IA.

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