There is something very distinct about how and why Christians bear the burdens of others in comparison to any other community. The Bible shows us some of the hows and whys that make it uniquely Christian.
From a deep security in Christ and a contemplative relationship with him, we love others and take action to promote their good. Love is the connection: Love from God becomes love for God (contemplation) and love for others (action).
No person was ever honoured for what they received. Honour has been the reward for what they gave.
As we have seen in our study of the one another instructions in the New Testament, the gospel has very tangible relational implications. In Ephesians 5:18–21 we see how being Spirit-filled leads to joyful submission to one another out of our reverence for Christ.