Choices, Part 8
Help us today to choose involvement over avoidance.
We recognize that we cannot be involved in everything and that we cannot help everybody; some of us need to be restrained from the kind of over-involvement that will inevitably burn us out.
Most of us are far more likely, though, to practice avoidance of people who need us and of situations that call for our attention than we are to practice over-involvement. So remove from us the tendency to focus only on ourselves and on those who are closest to us or those who are most like us; lead us instead to take a broad view of who is a neighbor to us and help us to be a neighbor to those we come upon who are in need.
There are so many people who need a friend—help us to be a friend to them.
There are so many situations that need to be addressed—help us to be a part of the solution to them.