We cannot love on our own, be gentle on our own, or bear our burdens alone. (Schultz & Estabrook, authors)

We’d like to think that we are the “captain of our ship,” in full control of our emotions and our actions. We soon discover, however, that life includes a lot of people, events, and circumstances that make our own judgment a bit more difficult. When it comes to love and serving others, we most often need the help of others, maybe even divine help.

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God (1 John 4:7).