During our “Healing Group” meeting that uses the twelve steps to address what ails us, not just substance abuse, we read about the spiritual companions who are our “balcony people.” While we’re trying to live our lives on the dance floor of life, there are people not only cheering us on, but offering desperately needed counsel and guidance. Even when I’m alone, I’m not alone. The Spirit is with me along with the spirit of my mentors and those who encourage me in every way. As we all head out this morning for our “day,” who are the balcony people who will help us in every way?

Hebrews 12:1: As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.