Comforting Others

When Jesus goes to the Garden to pray with a few of his disciples, he tells them that he is in deep distress, to the point of death. Then, Jesus asks his disciples to comfort him by staying with him for a while. (Matthew 26.31ff.) Well, we know how that turned out…

If someone told you that they were distressed to the point of death, how would you feel? Many of us wouldn’t know what to say, and we’d feel very inadequate to help. So how can we comfort others?


Here’s some guidance on “Talking to Someone with a Chronic Illness.”

Simply being there in someone else’s darkness is an act of peace. Read more.

And what might there be to learn from the women at the cross?


This post is meant to encourage all ages to comfort one another in times of suffering, pain, and darkness.

Photo by Kate Mereand-Sinha. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.