Then I wondered, if I was pedaling this load up a hill, how would I feel if someone:
-Laughed at me?
-Yelled at me to get off the road?
But what if they:
-Helped push me?
-Said they’d run and get a truck for me?
I’m afraid people are as likely to mock and judge those carrying heavy loads as to have compassion for them.
The picture brought to mind a quote I love: “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.”
Rev. John Watson
As disciples of Jesus, let’s avoid being like the religious experts Jesus referred to in Matthew 23:4. They seem to take pleasure in watching you stagger under these loads, and wouldn’t think of lifting a finger to help. (The Message)
This holiday Season let’s put the “Christ” back into Christmas by sharing His compassion with people rather than judging others.