Loving God and others is much of what the Bible, our Road Map for Relationships, is all about. And the Road Map comes in handy on the journey of life, since it usually isn’t just you and God in the car. Your life is interwoven with others—with their joys and sorrows and all the circumstances of life.
Comforting others in circumstances of grief and mourning is about coming alongside them. Yet it’s a place that often evokes apprehension of getting it wrong–of adding pain to an already difficult situation and of making things worse. As Christ-followers, if we learn a few simple tools, we will be able to bring the love and comfort of God to those who mourn. So c’mon—let’s get our Road Maps out and begin!