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Written by Drew Bowen - Abilene Neighborhood Initiative

Needing Each Other

I sometimes have a hard time admitting that I need other people. I'm pretty obstinate when it comes to the things I think I can do on my own. Even when I convince myself that I should collaborate with others on ideas and projects, I fear that too often my heart mistakenly believes I can do it without help. This does not seem to be a new phenomenon, though from my experience it looks like an epidemic at this point. This individualistic, independent streak permeates our nation, neighborhoods, churches, nonprofits, and homes.

I've been trying to fight this spirit of self-reliance in my own heart, but it has not been easy...