Thursday, 30 March 2017
Even a small burden can become heavy if you carry it for too long. You only have to stand with a small weight in your hand with your arm extended to find that out. Which is why 'confession is good for the soul' and 'a burden shared is a burden halved.' These may be clichés, but that is because they carry some truth.
When we share with each other, being vulnerable, truthful, authentic, we don't have to carry our burdens alone. We can confess our failings, receive forgiveness and support, and put down the heavy load. We find that we are not the only one carrying difficult things, struggling with stuff, or feeling dogged by our past. And when you know that you are not alone, the darkness lifts. When you know that you are understood, forgiven, and freed, you can put the burden down and move on.
Don't carry a burden alone, even if it feels like something small right now.
Joining in the fun at Paint Party Friday.