In Others’ Words: Friends
It’s the end of a long week. A busy week. A good week. And I’m tired. I wonder how you’re feeling on the other end of the blog-o-sphere. How do you feel, as you look back over your shoulder at Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday . . . yep, it’s Friday again.
I found myself thinking I had nothing to say, nothing to blog about . . . but that’s the wonderful thing about quotes. It’s not about what I’ve said. It’s stumbling across something someone else has said that makes me stop . . . pause . . . and re-read the words because something rings true.
Henri Nouwen’s quote made me smile. Nod my head.
And think of the friends who’ve healed me.
The friends who’ve reminded me of God’s forgiveness when somehow, someway, I’ve lost sight of it.
The friends who’ve offered my aching heart silence–not words and more words.
The friends who’ve prayed for me when I can’t–or won’t.
The friends who’ve understood when I take just one more photograph of a tree or who’ve said yes when I invite them to take a walk along the beach with me–because that’s where I feel closest to God.
The friends who draw me closer to God because they know Him so very, very well.
Truly friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts.
In Your Words: How would you finish this sentence: A friend is that other person with whom we ____________________________.
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