Share. Share life. Share germs. Share burdens. Share blessings. Share gifts.
We all share. Perhaps we are sharing our smile that radiates to another and encourages a downcast soul. On the other hand, we might share the worry on our face, the anger through our scowl.
We share food, breaking bread together, with our lives spilling over through conversations around the table. We also share our germs around that same table as hand dips into bowls of food, as we laugh and talk, we unthinkingly share those nasty little germ bugs.
Our rooms, our space, our bed: All of this gets shared in marriage and then parenthood. Selfishness is exposed as we enter into each of these new phases, learning how to share. Peering into our souls, realizing that the selfless person we thought we were, is not really so selfless.
Sometimes it is painful to share.
But when we share we find love, fellowship, friendship. We learn to consider others better than ourselves.