I often find it easier to weep with those who weep than I do to rejoice with those who rejoice! (Romans 12:15).
The summer before my 8th grade year, I made friends with Larry. He was new, so I encouraged him to go out for our high school football team. It was one of those good news/bad news things. The good news? He made the cut. The bad news? He won my position!
A few weeks into the season Larry broke a finger. I remember the day he stood at my front door holding up his bandaged hand. “Looks like you’re going to have to play,” he said. I tried to feel sorry for him but weep with those who weep was a lot easier for Paul to write than for me to practice! I hope you’ll have better success!
From Grace for the Moment