Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
2 Carry each other�s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
The apostle encourages the reader to act out of love thereby fulfilling the law of Christ by helping others to carry the burdens of life that are common to us all. There are many times compassion needs to be shown to others to help them through difficult spots. Also, there are times they may have needs they are unable to attend to by themselves; in those cases we are to help as we can.
In John 13:34-35 Christ told us, �A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.�
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Let us strive to love one another and help carry difficult burdens people face just as those above have!