"I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you." Sam, The Return of the King
I believe this quote perfectly captures the essence of our need for a community and to be that community to others. We all have immense struggles that we face in life and God gave us a support system to journey with. We cannot take away the stress or problems that our friends and family are dealing with, but we can lift them up, encourage them to stay strong in the strength and love of Christ, and to journey right along with them. We are all called to help our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, even if they are strangers. Remember to always be grateful for the people God has provided and to always try to reach out to those who need help. It takes courage to show vulnerability and weakness, but when you do, trust is built and a true relationship is born.