(Discuss) What is a friend?

There are people in our lives who are part of our daily/weekly/yearly existence whether we like it or not. Then there are those who we go out of our way to spend time with. My question today is this: What makes a friend?

What qualities do you look for in a friend?

How can a person earn your trust?

What distinguishes a neighbour from a friend?

How can you be a good friend to others?


Here’s a chance to get to know me and your fellow readers. Here’s a chance for us to get to know you.


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Did you know: Jesus called his followers his friends. 🙂
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5 thoughts on “(Discuss) What is a friend?

  1. I read an analogy recently (from I Kissed Dating Goodbye, by Joshua Harris) which I quite connect with. It basically said that friendship is two people walking side by side towards a common goal. I think that friends have things in common, whether that be a particular interest, a project that they’re working on or a common activity they enjoy.

    I’ve found that my strongest lasting friendships have been based on a common desire to live a life that’s pleasing to God. It amazes me when I reflect on how seeking to honor him makes other things in my life come together wonderfully without even trying.

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  2. I look for loyalty and honesty. I want somebody who will always be there for me and somebody who I can always comfort when they are down. I expect the comfort to go both ways not just to or from me. Also honesty. If I am doing something wrong or I just look plain ridiculous I want a friend who is going to tell me and confront me about it. It is very important to me that God is above our friendship and therefore if they believe that I am doing something sinful I expect them to talk to me about it. I would also love for God to be the centre of our friendship and for us to be able to talk and discuss spiritual matters and go deeper into issues, not just stay in the surface.
    I have tried to been trying to be a better friend and I have given myself a few things to improve on.
    1.Listen. Truly listen and digest the words they are saying and not just think about what you want to say next. This will also prove helpful when shopping for a gift for them! 😉
    2. Making sure they are not just for free time. I used to just go to my friends or do things with my friends when I had a free spot in my timetable. But, I think that often we need to shift around things to be able to spend time with them. This shows just how important they are to you. It can be as simple as setting aside your usual hour for reading to go get coffee with a friend or maybe reschedule blogging time to help a friend get ready for a big event.
    That’s all I’ve got for today. Hope this helps or you like it! 🙂
    Darcy-Rea

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    1. Wow, that’s some deep stuff! You’ve second point on how *you* are working on being a better friend made me think about how *I* could be a better friend. Truly, I could be a much better friend by simply valuing the people and the relationships over events and circumstances. Beautiful, Darcy. 🙂 Thanks.

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