Definition: (1) willing to or actually rendering aid or assistance; giving useful service; ministering (2) aiding in the growth of each individual; fostering; (3) supportive toward an objective; sustaining; cooperative; (4) Elevating the mind toward beneficial ideas and ideals
Saying: If someone comes to you asking for help, do not say in refusal, “Trust in God. God will help you.” Rather, act as if there is no God, and no one to help except you. — Hasidic
• One has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States
• Like the blind man standing on the corner waiting for somebody to lead him across; all of us, at some point in our lives, need some help. — Joe Frazier (1944 -) American Boxer
Parable: There was a preacher who believed in God’s help. Now his church was in danger from the rising waters of a flood. When it was time for evacuation, he made sure all of his parishioners got to safety, and went back into the church. The police came in a squad car demanding it is time to go, but he refused, saying, “I will put my faith in God. He will save me.” Later he was on the second story of the church with the water rising fast. Another rescue squad came in a boat to pick him up, but he refused them also, saying, “Thank you kindly, but I am not leaving. God will save me.” Finally, with the raging waters all around him, he had to get out on the roof and hold onto the steeple. A National Guard helicopter arrived to save him, but again he turned them down, saying, “God will help me.” Well, the preacher was drowned. When he got to heaven, he asked God why he didn’t help him in his time of need. God said, “What do you mean? I sent you a car, a boat, and a helicopter!”
Tip: Simply be willing to be helpful and you will have the opportunity. Albeit, some need to constrain their willingness so as not to be pushy about helping where it is unwanted.