“And he went on to say to them all, “Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be.”Luke 12:15 GNT
Life is about relationships. We were not created to be alone. As a matter of fact, our creator told the first human on earth that it was NOT good for him to be alone… so He provided a helpmeet. We were made to be connected. Loneliness creates depression, and depression leads to suicidial thoughts and behavior. Loneliness kills laughter and joy. Human beings thrive better in clusters. As grapes comes in clusters – there are good ones and bad ones …we don’t throw the bad ones away because the real wine is found in the cluster. There’s a blessing in our human cluster. There are good people and bad people. There are good family members and bad family members, but as iron sharpens each other so we can sharpen each other. Keep the cluster going, there is still a blessing in it.
The strength of the family is in its loyalty to each other. The strength of the army is in the loyalty of the soldiers. The strength of a sports team is in the loyalty of each member. There’s strength in numbers. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The devil knows that the secret to a happy life is found in cluster relationships, so he targets our relationships with each other. If he can get you to oppose me, and I to oppose you, then he wins … but, we lose. When there’s a breakup in our home, it crucial that we work together as a team to bring about healing. You are either loyal completely or not loyal at all. We cannot choose to be loyal when it’s convenient to us. We are not loyal if we cannot defend each other in our absence.
Never make the person you love – feel lonely especially if you are there. We must avoid taking each other for granted.
- My greatest grief at funerals is hearing all the good things friends and families have to say about the dead person…
- My heart breaks over and over again wondering if the person knew how much they were loved
- I wonder if that person who died knew they were loved….would they have lived longer.
I believe giving and doing your best while someone is alive is far more important than the funeral expenses incurred.
When you ignore people, you are actually teaching them how to live without you.
Go ahead and reach out to your family members and friends and let them know that you care. The best apology is a changed behavior. Relationships change when someone feels unloved. Let’s build bridges over our hurts, and cross over to the other side of laughter and fun. Life is too short to be unforgiving. We are a team, whatever you lack… Someone else has it.
Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be. Hospital beds, death and burial all share the same common ground – It’s the few things in life that you have to go it alone. Regardless of how rich you may be, you cannot pay for someone to take your place in the hospital bed, morgue or final resting place.
Praying we all keep humble and continue to build lasting relationships while we are here.