hi seth, how precious your tale of “bearing one another’s burdens” is…**** like in galations(6:2)’Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.’****
i believe you have also illustrated the verse in james5:16’Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.’ ((not in the sense of Righteousness toward God, of course, but all in the context of consoling)). this truth that we are: “knowing no man after the flesh”–2 Corinthians 5:16. ***helps us take our focus off our failures & keep attention on JESUS’ VICTORY.***Amen.
after all, many a christian–having a ‘high & mighty spirit,’ is hiding something so hard to bear, that they cannot feel the joy of their salvation. they are the ones trying 2 make the brethren feel condemned. (some preachers fall into this category).
it’s how i myself suffer– being unable to openly teach the Good News of Christ to the lost–due to the many offenses in my past. (i still am not completely free of that ‘fear of man’– but my ministry now is to the brethren–whom i treasure more than my life).
i hope every day to be a blessing to any christian who is down…due to lies of the enemy.
that’s why i get out of bed each day, blessings:) from marilyn.:)