Both the Bible and secular thought agree on the importance of friendship
yet many of us seem to know little about it. Today’s attached devotional
gives you some interesting thoughts on the subject. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 17:17 (ESV)
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
“There are, Aristotle shows, three basic kinds of friendships. There are ‘enjoyable’ friendships, in which people associate simply for the pleasure they derive from each other’s company; there are ‘useful’ friendships, in which each party has something to gain by associating with the other; and there are ‘perfect’ or ‘complete’ friendships, in which there is free sharing of ideas, hopes, wishes, ambitions, fears. Such a complete friendship can exist only between good people similar in virtue, each of whom wishes for his friend good things ¾ not because his friend is useful or even enjoyable but simply because he is good.” [David Herbert Donald, “We Are Lincoln Men” Abraham Lincoln and His Friends, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003), p. xv-xvi]