"I'm willing to get my hands dirty.
I'll expose myself to things that I wouldn't if I weren't called into community.
Because Jesus bore things that weren't HIS to bear- I'm willing for my life to be complicated. I'm willing for it to become messy.
There's no such thing as love that doesn't require sacrifice. No community that doesn't require suffering."
- Paul Tripp
It's important to remind myself that this quote comes from a heart that yearns to grow in community with others. It is gospel-centered. Carrying each others' burdens means that I'm not focused on what I get out of the relationships in my life, but instead I seek to be in redemptive relationships. This is something I'm continuing to learn every day, every way.