And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.          Exodus 4:15

I once read a story about a man visiting a leper colony in India. At midday a gong sounded for lunch. People begin to come to the dining hall from all parts of the colony. All at once laughter filled the air. Two men, one riding on the other’s back, were pretending to be a horse and a rider. As the man looked he saw the one who carried his friend was blind, and the man on his back was lame. The one who could not see used his feet; the one that could not walk used his eyes. Together they helped each other, and found great joy in doing it. The “Sacred Six” character for September is “Teamwork.” What a great lesson we can learn from those that are handicapped and can not perform even simple task, but join up with others who can do those things. Each day at our facility I see elders who are handicapped help do for others what they are not able to do for themselves, and other elders do for them the things they are unable to do. This they do and enjoy helping each other. This is “Teamwork.”When God asked Moses to go and speak to Pharaoh, Moses told God that he was unable to speak properly. But together with his brother Aaron, they teamed up to accomplish God’s work.  Through teamwork we can divide the effort and multiply the effect.

Father, Thank you for the abilities that you give us each day, and may we work together with each other to help those that cannot help themselves. Amen