Thursday, August 25, 2005
friendship part 2
My reading for August 25th today in the Celtic Daily Pray by the Northumbria Community was all about friendship, so a few more thoughts on friendship from our Celtic family.
Psalm 15:1-3, Proverbs 17:17; 18:24, Matthew 11:19
Who are my friends? Are they Christians or not? Or some of each? If my friends are mostly Christians I am in danger of disappearing into a little Christian ghetto which will not be good for me. My contact with not-yet-Christians should not remain superficial - friendship, when it happens, comes from mutual liking beyond having just interests in common. It means being glad to spend time together; it means developing trust. Friendship requires honesty. Friends do not need you to be "up" all the time - instead they enable you to be more vulnerable.
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