Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 1 of this series is in JBC 32:1 and Part 2 in JBC 32:2. Mike Emlet continues his discussion of three foundational categories for understanding ourselves and others. In this article, he unpacks the categories of sufferer and sinner. Scripture models taking the time to understand a person’s experience of suffering, and models winsome ways of identifying sin and calling people to faith and obedience. These teachings offer us both guidance and guardrails to help shape our love for one another.