If I asked to lean on you many of you might say I’m too old and fragile or I don’t have the strength to take your weight. I’ve got news for you because you are stronger than you thought: I’m already leaning on you!
When we were younger we used to play a game of trust in which we would fall backwards to be caught by someone behind us and that’s the real life situation we are in right now, however old or fragile you might feel. We are called to trust each other to catch us as we fall. (Please, don’t try it for real now because I don’t want anyone doing themselves serious harm!) What we have is a spiritual trust in each other that when we fall someone will be there to catch us or pick us up.