Friday, February 01, 2013
Ever notice how few friends one has when things go wrong? I had a hard time this past week when in a meeting I thought one thing and heard myself say another. The look on the faces of my friends around me told me more than words could say.
I put my foot in it big time.
At that moment I remembered what my mother used to say, "true friends are rare". True friends will always defend you even if they don't understand because they know you. They believe there is a reason for what you did or said and will stand by you through hard times and good. True friends will defend your right to be wrong because nobody is perfect. True friends really shine in difficult circumstances, like stars in the dark night sky. True friends want the best for you.
While we all have friends not all are true, some will question your motives, and talk about you when you aren't around, or throw you under the wheels of the bus yet call themselves friends. I have many of them and as long as I know who they are I can live with that. I have few true friends and I love them dearly. Please Lord let me be a true friend, a loving friend, a kind friend. The kind of friend my true friends are to me.