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Bear with it all

Bear with pain
Bear with frustration
Bear with disappointment 
Bear with that one you struggle with

 

Bear with love
Bear with patience
Bear with humour
Bear with that one you struggle to notice 

 

Bear with fear
Bear with loss
Bear with irritation
Bear with the one who ignores you

 

Bear with courage
Bear with integrity
Bear with respect
Bear with the one you ignore 

 

Bear with superhuman strength
Bear with superbly human frailty
Bear with it all
Bear with me

 

Bearer of All Things
Help us to bear with one another
Amen.

Galatians 6: 1-10 (NRSVA)

1 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves. 4 All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbour’s work, will become a cause for pride. 5 For all must carry their own loads.

6 Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher.

7 Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. 8 If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit. 9 So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. 10 So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.

 
Comments

By Margaret Broster, 3 months ago

Really appreciate this daily’space’.
One difficulty for me however, is the font.
This grey/ silver is so common but much harder
to read than black.

By Laura Digan, 3 months ago

Thanks James, this reflection has made me seriously consider who and what I ignore and who and what I choose not to see.






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