Williamson County Habitat for Humanity is building a house just a few blocks from the church for a woman who lost her home to fire almost exactly a year ago. I went out this morning to offer up my meager construction skills and was reminded, as I so often am, of how helping one another is what we are made for. It's what makes us complete.
We suffer under this illusion that we are, each one of us, completely separate and self-contained. In a sense, of course, that's correct. But in a much deeper and more important sense, we need one another. Without a community to grieve with, to celebrate with, to laugh with, and to help out one another, we may not necessarily die physically, but we will die spiritually. We need that connection and we need that support.
And it was so great to see this truth in action this morning, as a community, many of whom had never met one another or the homeowner, came together to help one of its own.