We have all heard them, you know the cliché phrases that Christians like to say when they are too busy to stop and care, the topic is just too hard, or your issue is beyond their understanding. Today, however, I am sick of them. I am tired of being in a real struggle only to hear; “keep the faith, I’ll pray for you, quote the Word, pray, just give it to God, Trust in the Lord, God loves you, God has a plan, yada yada yada.”
Do not get me wrong, sure, they are all true and for the most part there is nothing “wrong” with saying them to people. However, I really believe that we have lost something along the way in Christiandom. If you look at the life of Jesus and how He dealt with each situation, it was always unique. He did not have the same old Word for every sermon. He had something fresh and relevant for whatever person or group He was speaking to.
Sadly, today, we really don’t care. Let’s be honest here. We just don’t care. Sure, we have sympathy, empathy and feel compassion at times. However, we really do not want to get too close to other peoples junk. Maybe we think we will “catch” something. Who knows?
Do we even pay attention to this passage of Scripture?
Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].
For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another’s load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself. – Galatians 6:2-3 (Amplified)
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