I was reading some thoughts on the founding of our nation and this thing we call our inalienable rights. These rights include the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, which is a small sample of the things we need and want. And President Jefferson, the deist (one who believes in a distant, watchmaker God who set things in motion, but who is now rather remote and uninvolved), says we have been endowed with these rights from a Creator God.
If I am poor, I cannot endow you with wealth, for I have none to offer.
If I am weak, I cannot endow you with power, for I have none to offer.
If I am foolish, I cannot endow you with wisdom, for I have none to offer.
If I am lonely, insecure, fearful, self-absorbed, angry, anxious, etc., I cannot endow you with strength, love, mercy, grace, peace, hope, joy, etc., for I am in need of those things myself.
Repeat this pattern as long as you need.
So, where can I (you, me, we) get …