Too Proud to Ask?

I had an interesting conversation this afternoon with one of the coordinators of the Cambourne Volunteer Task Force.

He has been collecting and delivering prescriptions across Cambourne. In fact dealing with prescriptions has become the most significant task undertaken by the volunteer task force in recent days. But often he has suspected when delivering the medicines that there has been a need for food as well … but that people were too proud to ask for or accept a food parcel.

We talked together for a while about how difficult it can be for people to receive the help they need because pride gets in the way, Being too proud to ask for or to receive a free gift is the same problem that some people have in accepting the gospel.

Is this part of what Jesus meant when he said: “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”? It is, after all, a rare child who is too proud to receive a free gift!

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