Jesus said “in this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33. In life, it’s not a matter of if we are going to be hurt, but rather when and how we will deal with the pain. Hurt and pain are common experiences in life and only one thing will bring true relief – comfort.
Comfort involves entering into the emotional pain of another person to actually feel as another person feels, blurring the line between self and others.
A good comforter must be an excellent listener.