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From Helped to Helper

There is a New Testament admonition to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who

weep. From this, we learn the meaning of bearing the burden of another. Early in the pages of the New

Testament, the writers speak about the brotherhood or Church family ... some call it the Christian community. It

began with Jesus and the Twelve. It continued to the seventy apostles, the early Church in the Book of Acts, and

the congregations that Paul started all over Asia Minor.