A couple of weeks ago I was driving in my car and a very good friend of mine came to mind, and at that moment I really appreciated him. Today I came across this quote (or should I say verse) that reminded me of that moment:
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship”.
This is a true saying, no? But is it Bible, or not? It is clear that the Bible places great value on friendship, but there is a bond that is greater that that of a friend and that is the bond of a brother. And in the Church do we not call ourselves brothers and sisters? But what is the measure of a true friend versus the measure of a brother? Read the answer in the full post.
Thought this would be a nice quote for today. Short and sweet, and comforting. The next time someone says a kind word to you, or helps you out, or comes up along side of you as a true friend, know that this is one of God’s ways of taking care of us.
“Friends are God’s way of taking care of us”. – Anonymous
A common phrase for those who are friends during the good times is “fair weather friend”. I am sure we have all experienced fair weather friends during the course of our lives, especially if you have attained some new possession, wealth, popularity or a position of authority or influence. “Wow, I have so many friends!” But then what happens when you make a mistake, get into trouble, or lose your possessions and/or status? The way of the world is to befriend those who can help you, but this is not the Biblical nature of friendship.