Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Haves and Have Nots
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ”
- Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Here is what I am struggling with today...I helped someone out last week. It was no big deal, really, it wasn't...but to her it was a HUGE deal. She continues to thank me. I feel uncomfortable. I finally said to her, "listen, sometimes I struggle and someone helps me out. It just so happens that I am able to help you out right now. You'd do the same for me."
By 'institutionalizing' social organizations, have we created more of a wall between the "haves and have nots?" Aren't we all "have nots" in some ways? If we are all simply God's children, then why are we not all living together, sharing what we have and making sure that no one goes without?
What do you think?