What Not to Do When Someone is Hurting

I’ve heard it said “Be careful what you say when you are hurting…”  I would like to turn this around a little bit and say “Be careful what you say TO the hurting…”

People hurting and grieving are fragile… raw… wounded… the need a WHOLE lot of grace and love.

Don’t tell them you know exactly how they feel because of XYZ event that happened to you…
Certainly don’t tell them how the SHOULD feel…

In fact let’s employ another tried and true rule…

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