“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
If we want to know, “what is the practice of the Church?” then this is one answer. At the top of the church’s function is supporting one another- that is, supporting the brethren. In as much as Christ Himself bears our burdens (see Matthew 11:28), so also do we, the Body of Christ, bear the burdens of each other.
God’s love did not only manifest for us spiritually, but also physically as He sent His Son through life, death, and the resurrection for the atonement of our sins.
Likewise, the Church brings both Spiritual blessings through the knowledge of the Truth of God’s Word and physical blessings as we come alongside and lift up each other.
“Actions speak louder than words.”
This has never been more apparent than through the life of Christ. When the nails pierced
the hands and feet of Jesus; the love of God took on a different meaning. The Love that Christians have come to know, if indeed they have come to know the love of God, is active and seeks for good the benefit of others.
This principle of bearing the burdens of one another is quite magnificent: it is simple, and yet it transposes the boundaries and barriers of every race and every nation- there is no nation or race on earth that cannot understand this testimony!
READING: Luke 10:25-37