Post for Monday, November 16, 2015

The bond that links … family is not one of blood but of respect and involvement in each other’s lives.


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It is rather common in modern secular society that people think that they can live independently, that they must rely solely on themselves in this world.

Not true.  No one makes it in life without relying on one another.  No one pitches a perfect game nor can one live entirely by themselves.

No, we need those in our life in whom we can confide, with whom we have complete access and who offer us loyal and trusted companionship and counsel.

Yes, we need those who love us and always will.

Part of living is knowing that we cannot do this journey alone.  Knowing that we have those loving friends, better yet – a parent, spouse, sibling, child or family member who stands with us unconditionally and in love.

Friends, don’t try to do this life all by yourself.  It cannot be done – and those who love you will feel excluded and worry about you when you labor by yourself.

Love others by letting them love you.