Assumptions Kill Relationships

“Our dislike of asking is rooted in our desire for independence.

Reinhold Niebuhr, a leading post-World War II theologian, put his finger on the problem: ‘The human ego assumes its self-sufficiency and self-mastery and imagines itself secure… It does not recognize the contingent and dependent character of its life and believes itself to be the author of its own existence.’” A Praying Life (p. 125)