What’s love got to do with it? Just as John wrote in 1 John that we love because God first loved us, Paul tells us here that we comfort one another because God first comforted us. In this season of celebration, those who are hurting or grieving can feel more alone than ever. First, for those who bear the weight of suffering and grief today, Paul’s words offer the comfort to you that God is near when we are suffering. You are not alone. Second, for those who through Christ have shared abundantly in comfort, Paul’s words prompt us to see and to notice those who need the comforting presence of a friend. Send a text. Write a note. Make a call. Meet for coffee. Comfort others with the same comfort you’ve received from God.