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Sympathy Is More Than a Card

This past Sunday, my husband and I were privileged to attend a life class (small group) led by my brother-in-law Ryan.  As we began studying the Word from I Peter 3, our hearts were directed to verse 8.  I Peter 3:8 reads, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”

In our discussion of this verse, we came to the word sympathy. Ryan asked the group to share a definition or application for sympathy.

Immediately, my mind thought of a sympathy card! I have given out many sympathy cards to others who are grieving.  Unfortunately, I also know exactly what it feels like to receive one of those cards. After Mom’s death, my mailbox was flooded with sympathy cards.  While I am extremely grateful for each expression of love and sympathy that showed itself in the form of a card, I have learned from experience that Biblical sympathy extends much deeper than just a card! Continue reading Sympathy Is More Than a Card