About a mile down the road the man looked in his rearview mirror and was surprised to see the woman sitting in the back with the large sack carefully perched on top of her head. Again he pulled over to the side and, while the engine idled, he called back to her. “Bibi nilikuchukua ili usilazimike kubeba mzigo wako.” (Ma’am, I picked you up so you would not have to carry your load). She smiled and said, “Lori inaweza kuwa imechoka pia. Sitaki kuwa mzigo kwake.” (The truck might be tired too. I don’t want to be a burden for it). And try as he might, the man could not dissuade her to put down her load.
Moral of the story: Sometimes as much as we want to help others we discover that they are not willing to let their burdens go.
Psalm 81:6--I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from carrying the basket.
People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.—George Bernard Shaw
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
 Story related by Pastor Joseph Shikokoti, Eldoret, Kenya