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Thursday; September 20

A few days ago I had the chance to help Jeane out with a project at her place of employment.My job was to stand next to the Research Vessel (an 81’ boat) and help people get on and off the boat from the dock.Since I enjoy interacting people and being around water I was in hog heaven!When people would walk up I would invite them onto the boat, offer them assistance getting on and off the vessel and wish them well as they went on with the rest of their day.As I thought about my role that day I realized something – if people wanted the help I was happy to assist them, but if they didn’t want my assistance, I wouldn’t take it personally.I would stay close by and watch to make sure they were safe, but didn’t interfere unless they needed (and wanted) help. As I pondered this, it gave me a new perspective on Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.”.Paul doesn’t demand that we do anything for people, rather our goal is to be there if/when t…