Authentic copies

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Cor. 1:4

We don’t have to be counselors to offer affirmation, encouragement, empathy, and reassurance to someone who is hurting. When we aren’t sure what to say or do, we don’t have to fake it. We only need to remember the acts of grace and words of comfort that helped us and use those as a model. Copying what originates in Christ is authentic behavior.

Lord, thank You for comforting me; use me to comfort others.