When the Best Answer is to Not Answer

2 thoughts on “When the Best Answer is to Not Answer”

  1. Thank you for this great article. I believe empathy is one of the most missing attribute among believers when we deal with the grieving or troubled. Yesterday, I accidentally posted an article that I wanted to schedule for today. The article was on the Good Samaritan, who had no blinkers of ‘religion’ and was able to see who his neighbor was. Good neighborliness require we listen, empathize and be patient with the suffering among us.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I think you’re right that empathy is a missing trait in the church today. Some of that probably has to do with the fact that we live in a culture that demands answers and suffering is one of those things that doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all answer. Simply listening to someone as they attempt to process what has happened to them is often the most helpful thing that we can do.

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