Jessica’s definition of comfort

comfortA few weeks ago at Grace, Jessica shared a quote on the definition and nature of comfort. The words were powerful and worth repeating here.

“Contrary to what a lot of people believe, or hope, comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirit so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again. And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is.” Peggy Haymes

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