We were created to live in dependence: dependent upon our Creator, first and foremost, and dependent on one another.

Long ago humankind decided it would rather live independently. Our culture in particular values independence above most everything else.

That is bad news for anyone, but specially for those who re-present the Shepherd – either as Kingdom builders or as under-shepherds.

The Shepherd made it clear when he said, “Apart from me you can do nothing.”

We are well-versed in doing nothing and making it look like something. Don’t let that be your story. We need each other, and we need the True Vine that nourishes us all.