I was sitting amongst my elders listening to old wives tails and folklore. An Idiom stood out to me. "A person who is bent over is carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders/back." It was a very interesting statement. Literally he/she does not actually have the world on their back, but something is holding them down. They probably once stood tall, erect, with the world ahead of them. Eventually, conditions and situations became too heavy for them to bear. Once I left the group I began to read my bible and came across a passage.
Jesus was speaking to the Disciples and Pharisees about rituals. However, one thing stood out from the scripture that reminded me of the person carrying the weight of the world on their shoulder/back.
"There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man…" Mark 7: 15
Further in the scripture Jesus explains the things that can defile a man:
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