I spoke with an old friend on the phone tonight for just a couple of minutes. We don’t run into each other often, but I’ve known her for over 3 decades. I’ve crossed paths with her in the hallways as a teenager. I’ve sat in her office at work. I’ve chaperoned midnight roller skating parties with her in the youth ministry trenches. I’ve chatted with her and her mom over lunch on a Friday afternoon.
I’ve observed her interact with all sorts of people in so many settings.
I’ve never heard her say an unkind word about anybody.
Her disposition is peaceful. Her life is yielded to Christ.
She’s younger than I am, but I’ve always wanted to be a little like her when I grow up. (I’m still working on that.)
After our conversation, I remembered a thread from the lesson tonight at church. It was actually a “panel discussion” where church members could text in questions on the subject of relationships — based on the sermon this past Sunday.
One of the questions posed: “How do you know that it’s time to end a friendship?”
Our pastor pointed us to Proverbs. He encouraged us to read and reflect on the importance of spending time with people who helped pull us in the right direction.
I did a quick search on “friends” in Proverbs tonight and was reminded that a good friend is like a cool drink of water on a hot day.
Are you parched?
Something to think about…
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