“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” – Romans 12:15
Love is not just a feeling. Love is taking action. This verse shows a glimpse of how love in action should look.
We should be happy with those that are happy. We should carry the burdens of others when they are experiencing negative feelings.
But that is not to say that we should fake being happy for one another or pretend to mourn with someone when they are sad.
In fact, in a couple of verses about this verse, it says, ” Love must be sincere.” So we must be happy for someone else when they get an opportunity that we didn’t and help how we can when someone is sad. We shouldn’t fake it but we should be sincere!
So today, rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn!