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  • Writer's pictureBill Berger

Who are my Friends?

Friendship is a bond that transcends time and space, weaving together the very fabric of our souls. What does it truly mean to have a friend who is like one's own soul? The ancient scriptures liken friendship to this profound connection, a unity of hearts that goes beyond mere surface-level interactions. It is a shared journey of passions, beliefs, and interests that knit two individuals together in a tapestry of companionship.


In a world where relationships are often defined by romantic entanglements or professional networking, true friendship can sometimes be overlooked. The significance of genuine companionship is highlighted by the lack of deep connections reported by many individuals today. The rise in people admitting they lack a friend to turn to in times of crisis is indeed a sobering trend that reflects the need for nurturing authentic relationships.


CS Lewis, in his seminal work "The Four Loves," delves into the essence of friendship and beautifully captures its essence with a poignant quote. He speaks of that magical moment when two people connect over a shared revelation, exclaiming, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." It is in these moments of shared understanding and kinship that the seeds of true friendship are sown.


Unlike romantic relationships that often revolve around love and tend to be self-absorbed, friendships thrive on mutual interests and common pursuits. Friends stand side by side, engrossed in shared passions, forging bonds that withstand the test of time. As Proverbs 27:9 eloquently puts it, "The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense," underscoring the invaluable role that friends play in our lives.


Ask yourself this question, "If I died tomorrow, who would I invite to be with me tonight?" It prompts a deeper exploration of the relationships that truly matter. It beckons us to ponder who our soul companions are, those individuals whose presence brings solace and understanding in our darkest hours. What truly matters is the essence of the connection we share.


As we navigate the complexities of modern life, let us not forget the profound impact of true friendship. It is important to nurture these connections, cherish the moments of a shared joke, or the tears of heartbreak, and embrace the beauty of friendship that enriches our lives. Life is like a tapestry, and our friends are the color, depth, and meaning. They make our journey through life more exciting and meaningful. Without them, life would be pretty dull and boring. So, let's cherish our friendships and make sure we give them the attention and care they deserve! threads that gi

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