When we hear of tragedies, we may also hear of a quote that Mr. Rogers shared from his mother. He said that in times of tragedy or need, she always encouraged him to, "look for the helpers." The author of a recent article wrote to remember the quote, but also to share an experience where Mr. Rogers took the time to help him, a complete stranger, work through some of his problems and emotions. Mr. Rogers lived the advice of his mother by not just looking for a helper, but by being one on TV and in person!
God calls all of us to be helpers. We can find strength, love, and hope in God. From what God has given us, we can share with others. We can be a listening ear, a sympathetic hug, an empathetic hand up, or an uplifting smile. We can work to bring justice in places of injustice. We can defend the rights of those that are most at risk of losing their rights. In our lives, we can look for other helpers as inspiration, we can look to God for strength and love, and we can become the helpers and defenders that others around us need in their lives!
Be a helper by drawing on the love and strength from God and sharing it with others!
Thank You for all of the helpers I have encountered and witnessed in my life. Help me to be a helper that shares Your love and strength with others. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.