Yesterday morning, my Sunday School class was discussing this question: How do we be a church family and love each other?
I've been thinking about it since, and believe the first response is introspective.
1. Ask yourself: Am I reaching out to others? Do I speak to those who are hurting, or do I try to avoid them because I don't know what to say, or wonder if they need their space, or … whatever.
So, maybe the first step is simply to reach out. Despite what we feel is our own ineptitude, we just need to reach out. Let the other person know that they are seen, loved, thought about and prayed for.