As a pastor, I get into a lot of situations where I am attempting to comfort people who are hurting. Whether it be a life situation, sickness, or death of someone they love, it is important to stray away from saying things that are insensitive or just not well thought out.
A blog I love to read every week is called “The Bar Chaplain” and he wrote a series of blogs on things people say to others in crisis that shouldn’t be said. He also offers a better approach and what that could look like. Below is an example of one of those blog posts.