STOP AND THINK – People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. (Jack Kemp, 20th century American athlete and politician)

This statement has been attributed to various people, but Jack Kemp exemplified it in his personal and professional life. We can say we care about others, and we can share our “greater” knowledge, but it is meaningless to the hearers if our actions belie our statements. On the other hand, if we demonstrate genuine care, people will be eager to hear what we say.

Praise be to … God … who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)