“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 6:2




Carry each other’s burdens,

and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.


– Galatians 6:2 (NIV)






Mutual love is the “new Commandment” of Christ:

“A new command I give you: love one another.

As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (Jn 13:34)

Our Lord then adds,

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,

if you love one another.” (Jn 13:35)


Our Saviour’s words are quite clear,

so let’s gladly bear one another’s burdens.


So many of those around us have difficulties,

some physical, some financial, some are overworked,

some are sick, some lonely…the list can go on…

“Help them unobtrusively, kindly, with a smile on your lips,

in such a way that it will be practically impossible for them

to notice what you are doing for them.

Thus they will not even be able to express their gratitude,

because the discreet refinement of your charity

will have made your help pass undetected.” (St. Josemaria Escriva)


A logical consequence of love for others is that of fraternal correction,

which a Christian offers another, gently and humbly,

seeking only the good of the other,

while always remaining conscious of one’s own weaknesses and shortcomings.


The other expression of love which this passage draws to our attention

is that as webear the burdens of others,

we must also not neglect our own.






Lord, help me love like You love.


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