Sunday, August 2, 2009

No longer do I call you servants...but I have called you friends.

John 15:15

Great friendships are possible only to great souls. Most of us have business associates, casual acquaintances, and occasional companions. Real friends on the other hand, are not so easy to acquire. Friendships rest upon more than accidental relationships or even association in a common task. Its roots lie in the spiritual realm. Friends must meet each other at the deeper levels of living. Only an infinity rooted in common ideas and outlook can survive the inevitable misunderstandings and petty frustrations that are part of the fabric of everyday existence. Robert South (1634-1716) put it this way: "A true friend is the gift of God, and He only who made hearts can unite them."

Taken from the book: "Today, Lord, I Will"


ellen b. said...

So very true...
Hope you have a lovely day Cori G!

Deborah said...

No longer do I call you stranger, for I have called you my friend, for yes, God did unite my heart with yours.

Beverly said...

Cori, I love this. It is so real and so true.

I pray that everyone has at least one very special friend in their life.