Today’s first reading comes from Exodus 17:8-13 and tells the story of how the Israelites did battle against Amalek. Moses stood above the battle and as long as he held his hands up, Israel would win in the battle. If his arms tired and he lowered them then Amalek would do better. So — Joshua and Aaron helped Moses keep his arms raised.

We just don’t make this journey alone. Our arms grow weary. We need to rest. So, thanks be for those who help hold our arms high; thanks for those who are meant to hold their arms up and lead and thanks for those who willingly provide the support but are not called on to hold their own arms up.

We all have a place. We all have a role. And all things work to good for those who love the Lord.

Not such a deep thought — but one worth keeping in focus.