One day at a time.

One day at a time.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Sabbath: Let Somebody Help You

We are nine days in and I am wiped out.  No less than seven people offered to watch my children and yet, I have not called.

This is a marathon, not a sprint, beloved.

We each will have ways to contribute to the movement.  For some, this means offers of care and nourishment.  This is their ministry in the movement.

I grew up fairly self-reliant.  We could engage in all sorts of psychological analyses of why I do not ask for help, but more importantly, I know that I am not alone in this.  I will juggle with keys, four bags of grocery, and a child holding to my pant leg---all while a neighbor stands near me.  I am lousy at asking for help and even worse at accepting it.  As soon as someone offers assistance, I begin to create a mental note that I need to offer them something in return at some point.

Part of resistance is building economies of authenticity where generosity can be expressed without transactional expectation.  If someone gives you a gift, you do not have to "pay" them back.  It was a gift.  And it may be their only way of sustaining the movement.

So, beloved, your spiritual practice is simple this week: let somebody help you!

Now....I've got a few calls to make.

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