“forgotten wisdom”

“I observed yet another example of something meaningless under the sun. This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, “Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much pleasure now?” It is all so meaningless and depressing. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” —Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 (NLT)Who do you count on? Who counts on you? Who are the individual parts that make up your whole? Who does your heart break for and beat in unison with? Whose eyes tell you a thousand stories that inspire, encourage, and invite you to do things you would never do alone? Who is in your life for whom you are better for their company? Who?

God created us to answer the “who” question. If you can’t, then it’s probably time to put down the blackberry, laptops and televisions and go be a real person. Facebook and Twitter want to know “what you are doing”–I want to know who are you becoming? Put aside the “what” question. Stop being in such a hurry: pause, listen, and care. Bear His image today in the way you care for others. Be the “who” today!

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