ICEBREAKER: We’ve all heard the expression “comfort food”. What are your comfort foods? Why do you find comfort in those?
Read Matthew 5:4
What do you find shocking about this verse? What does Jesus promise here? Where does Jesus say that comfort comes from?
When have you experienced mourning? Where did you find comfort?
Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
How does Paul describe God here? How does Paul describe Jesus? How does Paul describe the mutual experiences of sharing and comfort? How have you seen the church and fellow Christians express this?
What keeps people from entering into mourning with others? What do you think would help us to be better at comforting those who are mourning?
How can we pray for each other?