We Really Do Need Each Other

During a hike in the woods, a troop of Boy Scouts came across an abandoned railroad track. Each, in turn, tried walking the rails, but eventually lost his balance and tumbled off.

Suddenly two of the boys, after considerable whispering, bet that they could both walk the entire length of the track without falling off. Challenged to make good their boast, the two boys jumped up on opposite rails, extended their hands to balance each other, and walked the entire section of track with no difficulty whatever.

This, in a nutshell, is an important principle of life. The day of the hermit, the lone wolf, and the self-made man is gone forever. Made in the image of God, we are so constituted that we thrive on partnership, companionship, and fellowship. We do things better, we produce more, and we live happier by helping one another. The person who lends a helping hand discovers that he benefits himself as he helps the other. When we don’t support one another, our lives begin to get off-track. We really do need on another.                                                  

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. (Colossians 3:12-14)

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works (Hebrews 10:24).