It helps when you carry someone with you

There’s a story about a tribe of Red Indians who lived alongside a dangerous river and got attacked by a hostile group of settlers. They found themselves outnumbered and with their backs against the river. Their only chance for escape was to risk crossing the river. So they huddled together and the strongest picked up the children, the sick, the old and the infirm, and carried them on the backs. They waded out into the current, and to their surprise they discovered that the extra weight on their shoulders helped them keep their footing and make it safely across.
It’s an illustration of what the Bible means when it says: ‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way fulfil the law of Christ.’ If you want to walk on secure ground in this world it helps when you make the effort to carry someone with you.

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