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Thursday, January 20, 2011
What is Friendship?
Friendship is a journey of sharing between two or more people. No one can journey through life completely alone. Linking our lives through relationships permits us to share our hearts with others who, in turn, reveal themselves to us. When this is done in a free, healthy, and positive context, it is more satisfying than almost any other human interpersonal experience. To be loved and accepted – and to respond in kind – is at the very heart of what it means to be a human created in the image of God.
Friendship is also a shared journey in which we combine forces with others to fulfill God’s will. Sharing events and experiences is an integral aspect of friendship. But deep friendship moves beyond leisure activities, encouraging partners to reach their creative potential, to serve others with resolve and hope, and to make the world a better place. Friendships change history in both small and large ways.
This is an extract from: Making Friends, Making Disciples by Lee B. Spitzer.