He sat on the mountain to teach as the crowds gathered to listen. No one could even tell that He was actually grieving. Nobody knew that only hours ago Jesus was informed that His cousin, John the Baptist, had been beheaded. 463 more words
#thestruggleisreal is a popular hashtag and internet meme. It’s often accompanied by humorous images of a slice of bacon cooked in a flat iron to keep it from curling up, or a roll of paper towels being cut in two for toilet paper, or a stack of dirty laundry thrown next to the (empty) laundry basket. 525 more words
If we are affected by someone’s suffering, we will remember it, which is one of the great gifts that we give to each other.
A young man’s father died, and his local church, as we would expect, loved him well—invitations to dinner, a high priority on everyone’s prayer list, and warm e-mails, texts, and cards. 1,160 more words
Our quiet presence during someone else’s time of pain says more than any words of advice ever can. A grieving widow, for example, doesn’t need to hear our own tale of loss; she needs an arm around her shoulder so she realizes that she is not alone. 177 more words