Most of us desire to live a well-balanced life. To this end it is important to realize that a man’s life exists on two planes – horizontal and vertical. On the horizontal plane we relate to one another. On the vertical plane we relate to God. These two planes are on a fixed, center axis.
Often we find that our horizontal plane is out of kilter, we have had a fight with our friend, and we seek to correct this plane of our life. We find ourselves unbalanced – so we try to rearrange or adjust our interpersonal relationships in order to reach an equilibrium. It seems we’re always trying to get our lives back in balance. The difficulty seems to lie in the fact that as soon as we get one problem solved, two more arise. It seems impossible to maintain right relationships with everyone.