The following post originally appeared on i.d.9:16’s blog.
By Joey McCoy
“Bear one another’s burdens” (Gal 6:2).
What are the burdens that people in our community, Church, and family walk around with? They are myriad and unique to each individual. In some way or another every one is walking around with the burden infused into them by sin.
We live in a war zone of sin that rips our flesh apart. Anyone who saw Hacksaw Ridge knows an unnerving image of what sin looks like (and not just war-related sin, but the effect of sin in general looks as hideous and hellish as the pulverized, disembodied humanity depicted in that movie). And sin is everywhere. At almost any given day of our lives, in a five mile circumference around us, there has been hate, lust, envy, pornography, indifference, violence, fornication, adultery, masturbation, pride, arrogance, greed, deliberate drunkenness, theft, idolatry, gluttony, etc. Like the lead in Flint’s water, sin leeches into our world daily. And, we know we aren’t exempt: we add our own sins into the mix (Gal 6:1b).
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