This is an interesting passage about burdens. In another verse we read that every man should bear his own burdens and in verse two we read that we should bear each other’s burdens.
Really though it is pretty simple and pretty practical.
The word of God is clear. He does not want any of us to be a burden to others because of our laziness to deal with our own needs. God expects us to work and do what we can to meet our own needs and burdens relying on Him.
There are times though that our burden just gets too heavy and we can’t do it. It is those times that we need to look out for each other and share those burdens. Jesus knew that when we told us to let Him help carry our burdens. It is those times that we must be aware of the needs of others and be there to help them carry their loads. Bearing those burdens fulfils the law of Christ when He tells is to love other. We are also told to love others as we love ourselves. We should carry our own loads, but we also must love others enough to help them carry their loads.