It would be nice to know that those close to us believed in us. I know I have support but there are times when the people closest to me don’t really understand or know what I am looking for. What would it be like if all the time, in every situation, there was someone who knew exactly what you were looking for? Just imagine.
When some hear me say this they think I am being negative or asking for too much. I’m really not trying to be selfish. The blunt reality is that there were times when even Jesus brothers “were pushing him like this because they didn't believe in him either.” (John 7.5) One may look for support, want support, are even be begging for help and the world is silent. I am as guilty as every and anyone else for not seeing the cries from the people I know and care about. The problem rests in the inability to be truly and completely open to the leading of love, mercy, and compassion.
I write this note as I revel in a bright sunny day in San Francisco. It is hard given the beauty all around me to imagine anything could possibly mar the scene. Yet I walk by doorways with homeless struggling to survive. I find myself blind to the struggles of those struggling to make their mark. I even ignore the metaphorical cries of those around me looking for love and support. So who am I to ask for something I do not appear willing to give.
Perhaps we all start from the wrong premise. Jesus struggled during his life for support from those around him. In the absence of true unconditional friendship he was able to accomplish much that requires incredible amounts of personal support. The lesson for us today lies in Jesus source. He knew that real, unconditional, unlimited support only comes from one place – God. This was the difference in his life and potentially in ours.
Today is our opportunity to plug ourselves into God and live with unlimited power.
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