We will also discuss the same topic from a different perspective next week)
Life is hard, sometimes tragic. If we are not personally in one of life's circumstances that is hard, then we probably know someone who is.
As Christians we have a wonderful opportunity to comfort those around us that are living through some of life's worst experiences. However, if you are like me I have said or done things that were not comforting to my family and friends that were going through intense times. Although my intentions were good, my words or actions were not so good. Why? One answer is that I did not let Jesus lead me as to what I should say or do for those who were hurting. It is not my words that can truly comfort or help those around me, but His.
So today, I would like for us to share some of the words that were said to us, or words we said to others that were not comforting, or maybe even made the situation worse. Today's sharing is not at all an exercise to condemn those around us who may have said things that were not good, but to help our community see what words can do if they are not filtered through Jesus.
(If you feel led, please share the experience and then what was said in response...remember you can always post anonymously)
In Christ, Kim