better together

I was reading a chapter in Ecclesiastes (to my mind one of the most interesting books in the Bible) this morning and Solomon’s description of the world he saw around him seems to fit the world we find ourselves in today just as well.

“Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:

There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.

There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labour:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

With appreciation for all of the friends and family who make my world a richer and more meaningful place.

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