What can you say to someone who has experienced a death close to them? You may do your best to console them with well worn phrases such as, “I’m sorry for your loss.”
You may choose to liken their experience to something from your own past… “I know how you feel. When I lost my mom…”
Or you may even take the spiritual path to grief relief and exclaim, “They’re in a better place.”
Whatever your method of giving condolence, you may want to consider what is going through the mind of the mourning before digging up a clichéd and possibly offensive message.