Definition of Friendship

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” – George Eliot

Well, if I could be this kind of friend to those whose lives intersect with mine, it could possibly be the most transformative thing I ever do.

It reflects the heart of God in his friendship with us – willing to see us for who we are in the limelight and the shadows, coming close to sift through the inconsistencies and using his divine breath to blow away the chaff that diminishes the meaning of our lives.

Seems like the appropriate and powerful response to that kind of friendship with the Creator would be to lavishly give it away in my own life. 

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One response to “Definition of Friendship

  1. O, to have more friends like that in my life!

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