My mom sent me a sermon from North Point church in GA.
It is a fantastic sermon and highlights something I have been processing through lately.
There’s a difference between carrying someone’s burdens and carrying someone’s load.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. For each one will bear his own load.” – Galatians 6:2-5
The sermon talks about relationships, and what to do if there is “Bad Blood” between you and another person.
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” – Romans 12:18
Meaning that you should make every effort on your side, but sometimes in order to find peace, you must also create boundaries. Unconditional love means creating boundaries from carrying someone else’s load, and a place for peace to be created with that person.
I have never really considered the difference between carrying someone’s burdens and carrying someone’s load… But it also makes so much sense to me.
We are to fulfill the law of Christ by bearing each other’s burdens.
We are not called to carry each other’s load.
I encourage you to listen to the message linked above.