Sometimes I think we are misguided in our striving for independence. A “taking on the world alone” mentality is not the way we were meant to live. Don’t misunderstand, there are certain things we need to learn to do for ourselves. As parents for example, we teach children to take care of basic needs and encourage them to grow to be confident adults. However, we must take care not to promote independence at the expense of missing out on important relationships. We all need loving, supportive people in our lives! Each of us will experience being “someone in need” or “someone who has the ability to meet a need.” That has certainly been true in my life.
My prayer today-courage to ask for help when needed and willingness to offer help when able, accepting the strength that comes in numbers-numbers of extraordinary people who cross my path.
“No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” I Corinthians 10:24