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A Selfless Life

A Selfless Life

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A SELFLESS LIFE
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal 6:2)
Once Sadhu Sundar Singh was walking with a monk through a valley of the Himalayas. The monk wanted Sunder Singh to walk fast as snow was falling and they had to reach their destination before dark. As they were hurrying along they heard a pathetic cry. It was a poor man who had fallen and injured himself. Sundar Singh wanted to go and help him but the monk said that if they tried to help him they would not be able to cross the snow before darkness set in. The Sadhu could not bear to leave the man
there to die. “Maybe the Lord has brought me this way just to help that brother,” he thought and went over to the man. The monk didn’t wait; he
walked on by himself. The Sadhu found that the man could not walk. So he made a sling with his blanket and carried the man on his back. Carrying the burden of a helpless man and walking up the hill was extremely difficult. However, Sundar Singh continued trudging along. Finally he could see the light of a monastery a short distance away. As he continued to walk on carrying the man, suddenly he spied a huge bundle covered with snow lying on the way. On inspection, he found, to his horror, that it was the body of the monk who had accompanied him! The heat from the body of the poor man had given warmth to the Sadhu and prevented him from freezing to death. The helpless man whom the Sadhu carried , in turn, got
heat from the Sadhu’s body and he too
survived. How true it is that sharing the burdens of the others gives both us and others new life! Christian life is essentially a selfless life
 –
 one of bearing not only the burdens and cares of others, but also their weaknesses and iniquities! Let

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