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  • Writer's pictureRev Beverly Kahle

Get by with a little help from my friends

Too often in life we get pulled into believing that we have to do everything ourselves. Somewhere along the way we let ourselves be deceived into believing that if we need help we are weak. From a Christian perspective, nothing can be further from the truth.

From the beginning, God planned for us to be in a community and to be surrounded by others who are to be our partners in whatever we have to do in this life. That is what community is - a bunch of people working together - helping each other - caring for each other.

When I try to do things on my own, I may deceive myself into thinking that I am doing it that way because I can do it better alone, but in reality, it's because I want to do it my way rather than listen to someone who may have a better idea.

Ultimately, doing things alone leads to feelings of resentment, entitlement, superiority (if successful), inferiority (if failure), burn-out, and a whole host of other emotions that aren't healthy!

So, I'm trying to live a more balanced life and I hope and pray you will join me, as I realize the truth of Ecclesiastes 4.12 - "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" We all need help. When we work together, the job is less like work and more enjoyable. So my new mantra is going to be - "I'll get by with a little help from my friends." Maybe someday, you'ii join me.

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