It reminds me of ministry. We identify with those who are hurting. We weep with those who weep (Romans 12.15). We recognize not only that people around us are hurting - we recognize the people themselves, the ones who are hurting. And in our best ministry-oriented moments, we enter into their pain to the degree we can and try to alleviate it, strengthen them so they can endure it, or both.
Does that stick anywhere on your life today? If so, there's probably something to be done.
I can tell story after story of people in our church who have done this. We're not perfect, but we work hard to bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6.2). And if you don't do that as a church, is it really church?
But that's just me thinking thoughts...