I try not to keep score.
But sometimes I fail.
Not because I want what I’m owed.
But because I despise owing others.
It’s simple pride, this not wanting to owe anyone.
To do it on my own.
To not need you or him or her.
Or to only need you as much as you need me.
Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps and refusing help may be the “American way.”
But when it comes down to it, not wanting to owe anyone goes against the very Gospel.
Do you struggle with not wanting to owe anyone?