Undeniably, in this world there are men of various shapes, colors, sizes and ethnicities. Through this diversity of men, many friendships are ignited. However, amongst these friendships many men remain hopeless, abandoned and isolated. They experience isolation in their homes, workplaces, communities, clubs and unfortunately the Church. As these entities remain unaware of this dilemma, these men ponder intensely on the notion, “Can you help a brother?”
Usually, this occurs with men who have lost their expectancy in being helped by society or loved ones. It can easily be spoken that a man has an internal issue with himself if he lacks the urgency to ask for help. Often times as we ponder this concept, we fail to acknowledge the ideologies that impede in our society which enforces this way of thinking on men. Many things in society force men to gauge their strength by how much one can handle or take on. Indisputably, this mentality has crippled the brotherhood. Men have been taught to not help a brother just as strongly as they have been taught to not ask for it.
As a result, there are many men who are fearless of receiving help based on the outward reflection of their strength. A man that needs help is not a weak man. Moreover, he is a strong man if he can recognize that he needs help. Helping a brother should not require a man having nothing or losing all before it is determined that he needs help. On average, the man that you see everyday just may need some assistance, but does not know how to voice it; helping a brother should not be a result of his failure but should become a product of man’s duty to not let his brother fall. Therefore, will YOU help a Brother?!