Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.
Galatians 6: 1-5
Last week, my younger brother closed the gap a little more. He is now 98.3% of my age. It’s true. At this rate he’ll….never catch up completely.
As the much older brother, I have a responsibility to him and every other member of my family, but I also have a responsibility to my fellow believers.
The Gospel shows what the Christian life is all about; it is not primarily about meetings, programs or even conversions. It is about doing good to the person before you, giving him or her what is best for them. It means we do not use people for our good, but we are committed to the good of others.
This is the synopsis of Galatians chapter six. We are each called to restore the wanderer. We are called to help carry the pain of the suffering. We are called to sow the seeds of the Spirit so that we may reap eternal life.