Reaching Out

Yesterday’s post about reaching out to give provoked a memory from the 70s.


I said, brothers

Now you got yourself two good hands

And when your brother is troubled, you gotta reach out your one hand for him

‘Cause that’s what it’s there for

And when your heart is troubled, you gotta reach out your other hand

Reach it out to the man up there

‘Cause that’s what He is there for

Neil Diamond, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Shall we sit on these thoughts in meditation for a bit?

Two sides of reaching out. One for me. One for you. Seems to make sense–unless we limit the “you” like the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. With the story of the “good Samaritan” he tried to blow up the boundaries of who the “you” is. Shall we do the same?

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