I need people. Always have.

Many of us, including me, wouldn’t survive our emotional distresses without the support of friends, counselors or the crisis line. Without having someone stay close to talk us through the pain, we might not survive. I might not have survived. It often takes another person to help us look at our situation differently and more clearly. To show compassion. To show that we’re still loved.

I believe that those who say support from fellow human beings isn’t necessary probably aren’t aware of what it is to truly suffer or feel the deepest pain. Only those who are too proud or think they’re superhuman would think they don’t need others.

Even Jesus had to have his disciples close to him at Gethsemane. He needed to know they were with him when he was in agony and prayed to his heavenly Father. When he found them sleeping he said, “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40)

Even Jesus required human support, because he too was human.