Jul 05 2012
“I don’t mean to meddle,” we sometimes say to people before giving a bit of advice or asking them a hard question about their life.
But it’s a false disclaimer. We mean precisely to meddle. And there are far worse things we could do – like ignoring the tough thing they’re going through.
Two are better than one… If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
We all go through tough times. Times when we walk through our home by ourself and say out loud, “God, help me,” by which we mean, “God, I’m hurting and need comfort.”
When you meddle in people’s business from a good heart, you might be answering their prayer to God for comfort because it feels good when someone takes an interest in your life. You’re not meddling. You’re just caring.
Caring can feel hard though. You might be helping them up from the pit they’re in and that takes time and energy. It’s simple to celebrate with the victor but heavy to walk with the hurting.
Cause real love is hard love.
_Brooke Fraser and Aqualung – Who Are We Fooling?
Meddling might not be the negative thing we feel but another word for love.