Friends forever

Everyone wants to have friends, but sometimes they choose the wrong friends and are led astray by them. We can all be the good friends others are looking for.  In this meditation we consider how:

  • Christ entered into a relationship of friendship with the apostles and he called them – and us –  his friends.
  • Friendship involves sharing one’s intimate thoughts and aspirations with others.
  • We can learn about friendship from St Gregory of Nazianzus, who describes his close friendship with St Basil.
  • True friendship involves helping others both humanly and spiritually, and ultimately leading them closer to God and to eternal life.