Five Minute Friday — Burden

Happy Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday is a discipline where independent writers join together to transform thoughts on a specific prompt word from their minds through their fingers onto the screen for five minutes. Then we get together and share our pearls of wisdom {okay, sometimes they’re swine, but the intention is always good} at Kate’s spot on Facebook at

To entice you to check us out, I’ve also been sharing some of the experiences my fellow writers have shared as chronicled in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. This week, I’ll include the words contributed by Asheritah. I hope her words inspire you to join our writing club.

“I just love the Five Minute Friday community! When I first started blogging, I felt like a lonely voice drowned out in a sea of more important and impressive bloggers. But from the moment I jumped into the first FMF twitter party, these lovely ladies [and men] welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home. And that’s exactly what FMF has been for me — an online home and a community of writers who ceaselessly encourage, cheer, and pray me on in the writing and projects the Lord lays on my heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better sisterhood.”

There you go. The prompt is BURDEN. The timer is set so it’s time to GO…

As humans, we all have our own burdens. We have the burden of getting along with our neighbors. And it is a burden because it’s a responsibility. Without cooperation, without listening and sharing, civilization is chaos.

As Christians, we carry an extra burden. Not only do we have to get along, but we have to reflect a Higher Power. Our actions, our words, our behavior should always reflect the light of the Christ we profess to follow.


Because we often — myself at the head of the line — don’t reflect the Light. We tend to go our own merry way, talk {or write} before thinking, interact … STOP

in anger, respond in an un-Christian way.

We have a duty shine the Light. We have the obligation to live for others. We have a huge responsibility as Christians. That’s our burden.

Well, that’s what I came up with this week. What’s your take on the word “burden”?

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Look for the good in everyone. Those who make you look the hardest are usually the ones hurting the most.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Burden

  1. Holding ion to love in the face of hate is a daily struggle. Thank you for the kind reminder!

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  2. karrileea says:

    Call forth the Gold! Yes and Amen! Great post, brother!


  3. Yes, always take the high ground. You have better fields of fire from an elevated position.

    Works with an M-60, and works when you’re shooting prayers.


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