Reflections On The Journey
|Posted on November 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM|
Monday Meditation – Friendship - 11/21/2022
Friendship is very important to me, and I assume it is to you as well. I know I have spoken about this before in one (or more!) of my blogs, but it bears repeating. I am so very blessed to have a number of friends in my life, and as we head into Thanksgiving week, this is a perfect time to give thanks for friends.
I can’t count the times when it meant so much to me to be able to confide in friends about things that are happening in my life. I have been able to share the joys of my life, the sorrows, and even just the ordinary events that occur in my week. I have a few close friends with whom I can talk to about anything, and many more good friends whom I can call on in times of need. I also consider my confessor as a friend – he acts in place of Jesus when I need to confess my sins, and he give me solid advice on how to improve.
You can find many books and online posts written about the value of friendship, and you can put a search into Google and find many appropriate quotes. But I also find Scripture as a wonderful source of information about friendships. My favorite passage is this one from Sirach: “Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth.” (Sirach 6:14-15) I truly treasure my friends and give thanks for each and every one of them.
I encourage you this week to think about those special people in your life whom you call your friends. Thank God for the gift of those people in your life! You also might like to give some of your friends a call or send them a little note this week and express your appreciation for them. As you have been blessed by them, take time to bless them as well.
Have a blessed Monday!
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