WHITE COLUMN: He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Published 2:21 pm Saturday, September 6, 2014

Share each others troubles and problems, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.

— Galatians 6:2

In Iowa there was a storm that flooded out a major city. People were gathering their goods to save what they could when one of the policemen saw a sight that touched his heart. He saw a little boy carrying another little boy on his shoulders, all while still trying to carry goods and luggage and everything else. The policeman went over to help the boy and said “My, you’re trying to do too much. You’ve got all these bags and then you’ve got that boy on your shoulders. It’s too much weight for you. It’s too heavy.” The little boy looked at the policeman and said, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” In our text, Paul is teaching the Christian’s how to help one another. Helping one another is an important part of Christian living. When we help one another, we can say it like the boy in the story. “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” Or “She ain’t heavy, she’s my sister.”

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Willie White is pastor of Greater Saint Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Brantley.