§ “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” (Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10)
This scripture reminds me of an incident 18 months ago. A friend took me to physical therapy following my hip replacement. When she brought me home and we opened the front door, my cat ran out. As I was not to bend over, Marilyn, my friend, tried to catch Harley (the cat).
She scrambled after Harley, then, with her arms full of a 15 pound cat, helped me up the stairs. Together, with our arms around each other and Harley squirming in Marilyn's arms, we staggered up the steps.
Obviously the scripture refers to more than helping each other physically. It means bearing each other's burdens, wiping away each other's tears, listening to each other with non-judgmental ears.
So, for today, I am grateful for those who "reach out and help."