Wednesday, 2nd August 2023: Can your companions count on you when they need you?

Scripture Reading: Ecc 4:9-10 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Reflections: It has been said that two heads are better than one when achieving goals. The writer of Ecclesiastes emphasizes this idea of mutual reward and support in companionship. However, the author also stresses the importance of certain companionship principles. For instance, if one person falls, the other should be there to lift them. This means that those in a friendship must be willing to support their partner when needed. Failure to follow these principles can threaten the existence of the partnership. To promote a healthy relationship, it is essential for each party to do what is necessary and to offer it at the right time. Can your companions count on you when they need you?
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to be an effective friendship player.
Confession: My companions can count on me when they need me.