“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
During my time as a Boy Scout I learned many different ways to survive in situations where I may have limited supplies, particularly survival gear. One of the first lessons I learned was how to create rope. The trick to creating rope is finding material that can be bound together with a tension strength high enough for what you want to accomplish. You can use vine, types of grass, and other types of flexible wood to create rope in a survival situation. What makes certain material better is its ability to be bound with something else. Humanity, as Archbishop Tutu reminds us, is bound together. We are called by God to use our connections to serve one another and to further the kingdom. God never intended for humanity to be isolated from itself, but, rather, to be united and from that unity do the hard work of the kingdom. Our tension strength to love and serve is indescribable when we hold each other. As you travel through your day and your week notice your fellow humans and remember the bonds that unite all of us together with each other and with Jesus.