Galatians 6:2, (The Living Bible)
"Share each other's troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord's command"
The North American Indians had no written language before they met the white man. Their language, however, was far from primitive. Many of the Indians had as many words in their vocabulary as their English and French exploiters. Some of their words were much more picturesque, too. For example, "friend" to the Indians was "one-who-carries-my-sorrows-on-his-back."
Everybody needs at least one trusted "Indian-type" friend with whom he or she can share his or her deepest sorrows and painful feelings. We all need a helping hand and a listening ear when we're going through difficult times.
Are you an "Indian-type” friend? Why not ask God to help you become “one-who-carries-my-sorrows-on-his-back" type of friend today. What better way to show God’s love to those we call our friends.
Dear Lord help us to be an "Indian-type" friend today. Help us show Your love to those around us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.