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Holding One Another Up or Down

(This is a re-post, with permission, from the daily devotional, Get Your JOY In The Morning! by Joy T.J. Riley)

Romans 12:15
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those mourn.

How many of us really believe that we are to share in one others joys and sorrows as the apostle Paul wrote?two-315913_1280 More importantly, how many of us actually practice it? Simon of Cyrene had to help carry the cross when Jesus was too weak to carry his own to Golgotha in Matthew 27. It was actually a symbolism of how we must share in the burdens of others not just their joys.

Truthfully, many revel in the mourning of others. They would rather see a person fall than succeed. Yet it is our duty as followers of Christ to hold one another up just as Simon assisted Jesus. As the apostle Paul said, we are one body with many parts and no one part can function on its own.

But some mask themselves as having the quality of caring yet it’s nothing more than to go behind your back. Some only care to know the details of your life as a way to sabotage you Continue reading

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