Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Bonhoeffer: bearing one another’s burdens

Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
—Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

It is the fellowship of the Cross to experience the burden of the other. If one does not experience it, the fellowship he belongs to is not Christian. If any member refuses to bear that burden, he denies the law of Christ.
... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), Life Together [1954], tr. Daniel W. Bloesch & James H. Burtness, Fortress Press, 2004, p. 101 (see the book)
See also Gal. 6:2; Isa. 53:4; Matt. 5:41; 8:17; 11:29-30; Rom. 15:1; 1 Pet. 2:24

Quiet time reflection:
Lord, make me alert to the one whose burden is heavy.
See yesterday
Tweet this

Compilation ©Copyright, 1996-2024,
  by Robert McAnally Adams,
  Curator, Christian Quotation of the Day
with Robert Douglas, principal contributor
Send comments to curator@cqod.com.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script
sub    fb    twt    inst    Ruth    Jonah