Have you seen this parody of music fundraiser videos such as Live-Aid? It’s funny and clever and wise all at once:
We are called to comfort others with compassion, to coming alongside others as God comes alongside us. (2 Cor. 1:3-4.) As the video shows through its parody, though, it’s not always easy to discern what real compassion (to suffer with others, literally) looks like.
How do you discern the right way to comfort others with true compassion?