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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.*
It says "Carry each other's burdens" yet later "for each one should carry their own load". Doesn't "load" means "burndens"? It seems contradictory. Can you prove it's no contradictory?
We are all to help each other deal with hardships in our lives. At the same time, each person is responsible for doing his/her part in building the Kingdom of God. We are not to shirk our own responsibilities. However, if someone is dealing with serious hardships, such as homelessness, hunger, imprisonment, a death in the family, a serious illness (physical or mental), an addiction, etc., then that person needs help from others to overcome the hardship. Helping others in this way is an act of mercy - and we will be judged on our acts of mercy (cf. Matt. 25:31-45).