We cannot always be a rock to ourselves where we can deal effectively with all pain or sorrow. Sometimes, it is much wiser to appeal to a good friend where you can find solace and understanding. It isn’t always easy to open up to another person but speaking about issues of concern will help you to get ill feelings, or experiences out into the light instead of trying to bottle then up and not to admit that you hurt.
And, at the same time, you may also have occasion to be called upon to help bear the burden of a tragic or upsetting life event. In each person’s life, there are many issues, trials and tribulations that just cannot be avoided no matter how hard one tries to keep on an even track. And, it is all of these occasions that we can help or can lend an empathetic ear.
Everyone who leads a wholesome life, a life that is dedicated to the law of Christ will find hundreds of situations that call for their assistance. It is not a matter of picking and choosing either. To be alive within the word of God means that there is no one that you refuse or one that is not worthy of your attention, help or blessings.
No matter, though, how much you really believe, there is no perfect life just as there is no perfect servant. This means that you must acknowledge your shortcomings and set your goal to be better, to be more accepting of others concerns over and above your own tribulations. To give is more rewarding in the long run for he who gives also receives the bounty of being able to lend a comforting hand.
Bear not the burden alone for you will be forever comforted within the word of God and by those who are with you as you walk the path towards enlightenment.
And, if you doubt that there are many, many people who need you to accept their burden along with them, just walk down any street, go into any community center, or any home for abused women and you will find all you need to extend your warmth and caring to.