How do we ask for help so that it doesn't seem like we are asking for help? That sounds like a ridiculous question but so many of us do it. Sadly, in lieu of actually asking for help we make up excuses or fabricate a story to convince another person to offer help without us having to ask. But it seems like that is deceiving the one who is offering. Do we do it so not to come off as weak and in need? If people don't know you need help, why should you expect them to offer? Perhaps if we just asked in hopes that our honesty would appeal to the honesty and kindness of others we wouldn't need help because our needs would already be known before life got out of hand. Jesus said that The Father already knows your needs before you ask, but you still have to ask. Helping others to help you is better than deceiving the one you seek help from.
Just a thought worthy of a discussion. But it could use your help to flesh it out.
Leave a Reply.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”