Burdens and Loads

There is no easy button to authentic relationships. When we are authentically relating to others, things can be beautiful and messy. Our study of Galatians 6:1-10 invites us to consider some of the ways healthy relationships differ from unhealthy relationships. Authenticity invites challenge. When we are being honest we discover the strengths and weaknesses of the other. Those strengths, weaknesses, gifts and limitations can often prompt conflict. Conflict in relationships can look like many things including: boasting, envy, jealousy, provoking one another, comparison, or false humility. In every authentic relationship, the Christ-follower is invited to rise above the desires of the flesh and pursue the leading of the Holy Spirit. In the most basic sense, this leading of the Holy Spirit will look like doing good for others with a heart devoted to Jesus.