When we see someone going through a rough time, what is the first thing that we do? Pass judgment? Run tell someone else (gossip)? Or do we bear their burdens?
Well, what does that look like, to bear someone else's burdens? We bear them, not by making satisfaction for them or conspiring against them, making them feel worse than they already do by asking degrading questions or giving our high-and-mighty opinions, but we bear their burdens by sympathizing with them, praying with them and for them that God will manifest his pardoning grace to them and here's the big one, by forgiving them ourselves! Take a minute And sip that tea....
We are to live with each other as spirit-powered people in Christ. You know how weight lifters have spotters to help them if the weights become too heavy? Well Let's build our spiritual muscle and be spotters for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
And one last thing, DO NOT refuse to allow anyone to see the burdens you carry!! We were not built to be self-reliant. OK
So let's do this thing in love and with love because one day you will find yourself in need of a burden bearer!
I love ya'll for real!