I’ve heard this phrase too many times in the Christian context. And I have a major problem with it!
Maybe it’s out of our korean-cultured, “I-can-do-everything-myself”, or “my-problems-will-be-a-burden-to-others” as a courtesy mentality, but Satan totally uses this as a way to isolate us into a deeper hole, blinded by pride.
But God never ever intended for us to fight alone. Allowing one to burden another with one’s anxieties/depression/sins allows the other to love.
Some of my greatest joys have come from helping out another sister through their dry season. or providing food to the hungry. or teaching those who need the Word.
Is that a burden? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No. Quite the contrary.
"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." -Galatians 6:2
Saying “I don’t want to burden you” is practically saying “I don’t want to let you love me.” Why would you rob me of that joy?
Let’s burden one another to love.