Thursday, 26th January 2023: Do not disregard the importance of social capital!

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 30:27
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
Reflections: The author of Proverbs praises the locust for its specific wisdom. Locusts are a particularly unique species of grasshopper. Initially, they spend solitary lives, but as they mature and rise in number, they learn to perceive one another’s presence. Instead of being repelled by one another, they become drawn to one another and begin to march across the terrain in coordinated formations, devastating farmland and devouring whatever is in their path. The fundamental knowledge of these insects, as underlined by the author of Proverbs, is their capacity to transition from solitary existence to social interaction, which enables them to attain their objectives. You must, like the locust, learn to maintain solid interpersonal ties and use a network of contacts to achieve your life goals. Do not disregard the importance of social capital!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me get along well with people.
Confession: I get on well with others.