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Lenten affirmation, day 6

Today I affirm that there are times when I am absolutely helpless. I affirm that needing help is not a weakness. I and I affirm my need to silence the voice that says otherwise. I affirm the goodness of being physically stranded and lost as a reminder of those times when I am emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually, stranded and lost. And I affirm that I am surrounded with people who are willing to help me if I would only get over my self (i.e. my pride, my fear of rejection or embarrassment, my ego) and allow myself to be served. I need help!

Today I am grateful to Stanley and his partner whose name I didn’t catch for pulling my car out of an icy ditch. I am grateful for the vivid re-enactment of the parable of the Good Samaritan I was given. I am thankful for technology that allows me to call for help. I am thankful for co-workers who are willing to poke a little good-spirited fun at me. I am thankful to those with the tenacity to see a situation through to the end. I am thankful for the reminder that I really need to start asking for help in so many areas of my life and thankful for those that are willing to be of help to me.

About derricklweston

Father of two. I co-host God Complex Radio, a show highlighting progressive voices in the faith community. (godcomplexradio.com) I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. I like lots of stuff. Sometimes I write about that stuff.


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