My goal is to be everything the Lord says he wants me to be, in Scripture, and nothing he would not have me be. This then would be the sum of faithfulness.
The saints you can count on are those who don’t stay away from their spiritual family except when physically incapacitated. All others are motivated by convenience, not by discipleship.
Beware! Growing old can cause one to grow soft as well. “As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods” 1Kgs 11.4 CEB.
The difference between carrying each other’s burden and one’s own load? We share, encourage, support, and do what we can for each other, but in the end each one is responsible for one’s own decisions and faithfulness.