Keller: Be a ‘succor’ by truly helping others

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The word “succor” is pronounced “sucker.” In Greek, it applied to Olympic coaches who trained and equipped athletes to win.

The apostle Paul called followers of Christ to be “succourers of many.” The dictionary defines this as giving assistance in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve. As Christians, we are all called to be succourers and to encourage and help others.

Contrary to the word succor, a sucker is described as someone who is easily cheated or made fun of.

Two words, pronounced the same, but, oh, so different in meaning.

They both can have a big influence on people’s lives.

One is to build up and the other is to tear down.

Being used as a succor has the ability to give a transfusion of courage to someone to become what God has called them to be. We are all called to be encouragers.

The reason being is that when we do this, it gives us the satisfaction of doing what God calls us to do.

Keep in mind that the secret to living is giving and what God has given us, we must freely and cheerfully give to others. In fact, you and the person you build up will both feel better.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or e-mail