Friday, July 9, 2010

We Really Do Need Each Other

We Really Do Need Each Other

Networking is a very effective way
to build long term friendships.

This was demonstrated on July 8
when over 150 networkers
from various groups met
at the beach
to celebrate and
to remember our friend

Julie Corcoran

Following is an excerpt from the book
"We Really Do Need Each Other"

"At school a few years ago
there was a course in
"Group and Interpersonal Relations"

About a dozen people took the class
and at the end of it
they decided they wanted
to do something together
as kind of closing to the class.

You know,
they had come to know each other,
and to share with each other,
and to really be personal to each other
and break down the walls
and so forth...

So they decided to get together
and take a hike up to Hennigar Flats.
Now Hennigar Flats is about 3 miles
up the side of the mountain
behind the campus
and takes about an hour and half
for anyone to make the hike.

So they set the day
- and made the sandwiches
- and made the chocolate
- and brought the cold drinks
- and the back packs
- and they got all gathered up
for the safari
and they started up the mountain
together.

But it wasn't long until
the strong, stalwart ones were up in front
and the other ones were back in the middle
and way back at the end of the line
was a girl named Jane-
who was, you might say, out of shape.

At the front was Don
a big strong, former paratrooper.
He and some others - the strong ones -
were up in front - and
the weak ones were back in the back
and way in the back was Jane.

And Don said -
it was he who told me the story-
he looked back a couple of switchbacks
and saw Jane

And the Lord told him
that he had just better go back
and walk with her
That's kind of hard on him because
he has a need - to be first.

But he went down
and started walking with Jane
and the people in the level above
called down
"Come on up, It's great up here."

And Jane yelled,
"I don't think I can make it."

And they hollered, " Yeah, you can.
Try harder, come on up."

And every time they called to her
down went her own sense of worth
down went her own sense of value -
"I can't make it"

"Oh yeah, you can. Come on"

So the strong went on ahead
and the weak hung behind
and here was Jane
and
she never made it to the top.

---

Thankfully,
that's not the last chapter.

They must have learned their lessons
because they decided that was no way
to end the fellowship of that class
and they got together
and decided to do it again.

But they make some new rules--
it was everybody go
or nobody go
and they all were going
together.

So they set the day
- and made the sandwiches
- and made the chocolate
- and bought the cold drinks
- and the back packs
- and they got all gathered up
for the safari,
and they started up the mountain.

It took them 4 hours
to make it to the top,
- and the water was all gone
- and the cold drinks were all gone
- and the sandwiches were all gone
- and the chocolate was all gone
- and the back packs were empty

But they all made it,
together.

10 comments:

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