Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2
God calls us to carry one another, because life is filled with trials and temptations that can easily knock us down and making it difficult to get back up. Yes, we want God to carry us, but He often does that through His people.
Could the Christian faith be this simple? Isn’t that the point? We fulfill the law of Christ when we bear one another’s burdens. While theologians argue over the nuances of doctrine, we must be sure to not neglect the “weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith” (Matt. 23:23).
It’s not the other matters of faith are not important. They certainly are. It’s that love, mercy, compassion, longsuffering, and justice are “weightier,” or more valuable. God cares about the way in which we suffer just as much as He does the finer points of doctrine.
There is also the issue of simplicity, which is to say that we need some clear, fundamental commandments by which to operate our lives, and love is the greatest of them all. Why? Because “love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10).
You belong to Christ so that you may serve Him, and His purpose is His people. This means you have a “calling to carry”—a calling to bear your brothers and sisters up when they fall.