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I've Suffered Too

I see the way you look at me.

Yes, it's true.

I've had a pretty easy life compared to many people.

I've never been physically or sexually abused. My parents are still together after 25 years of marriage. I've been fairly healthy throughout my lifetime and haven't suffered any major health catastrophes. I've never been cheated on by someone I love. I don't have a child with mental or physical handicaps.

You could call me privileged.

But don't you think for one second that means I haven't suffered too.

Don't trivialize my pain just because it's different than yours.

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 You know what this verse does not say?

It does not say, "Bear one another's burdens, as long as you consider it to be worth your time."

It does not say, "Bear one another's burdens if they have suffered in the same way or to the same degree as you."

Just because someone has no…

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