Friday, January 31, 2014


We carry one another’s burdens because alone they are too heavy. I carry the ones you give me, spreading them out so that together we can overcome. And you carry the ones I ask you to.

I am humbled each time.

We carry the burdens of many who will never know. We carry them in our hearts. Not for the glory or the recognition, but because we have realized that’s all we’re here for. Once you learn this, once it’s the song of your heart, your life changes...because it’s no longer lived for yourself alone.

The burdens are not easy to carry. In fact, your heart almost always seems to overflow. It never does. That’s the miracle. Your heart expands with each one, for it is fathomless—like your soul. It gets bigger and bigger the more it is filled. Suddenly, you’re helping carry hundreds of burdens, anxieties, fears, yet you are not overcome. You do not become burden, anxiety or fear. They are not what define is.

It’s all we’re here for.