Tears are the truest connection we have with others. (Lysa Terkeurst, author)

When friends are hurting, the kind words we may want to offer are appreciated, without doubt, but they often fall on unhearing ears. But the friend who weeps with those who weep will be understood and appreciated. Likewise, congratulations are appreciated when a friend is honored or achieves some significant mark. Shared tears, again, may well hit a deeper level of joy.

Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep (Romans 30:5). Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)