My novel, When Men Betray, according to my publisher is a legal thriller, and they are right of course. But if you were to ask me what I started out to write, I would say it was a book about “Friendship.” The word “friend” is on of the most powerful words in our language. From the biblical perspective the word “friend” intimates a deep and abiding relationship. Abraham was known as God’s friend. In Ecclesiastes it is noted that “Two are better than one… For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help” (4:9)
Jesus says, “no one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for ones’ friends. He told his disciples and us, “you are my friends.”
We all need friends, and it is appropriate on occasion to spend your morning’s meditation on friendships. Who are or have been the significant friends in your life? What made a certain person your “friend?” And, what is keeping you from reaching out to a friend who needs you right now?