God Blessed Morning Family!
It is said that birds of a feather flock together meaning, tell who are your friends and I will tell you who you are. True friendship should be cherished for it is priceless. We have fallen prey to the misconception that those who "friend" or "follow" us on our social media sites are our friends. The truth is we know nothing about these people and their interest in us cannot be defined as friendship. For in order to be friends you must have some other form of communication other than "liking" uploaded photos or quotes for the day. There must be a bond on an emotional level that is mutual which goes beyond viewing the same social media sites. Friendships tend to form when in contact with one another and having the ability to be honest, caring, trusting and emphatic regarding each others circumstances. That is just the basic foundation of a friendship, but it also evolves on a deeper level of connection where you feel comfortable enough to share private details of your life without feeling judged. For friends don't tear each other down nor are they jealous of each other. They learn from each other and celebrate each others success and are empathetic of their losses as if it were their loss. They don't want to see you hurting nor do they hurt you. They tell you when your actions or words are wrong and they help you to get on the right path. Friendships go beyond the surface of a casual relationship, for with friendship there comes great responsibility within that bond which has been formed between the parties. This includes, time spent, love given and received as well as respect and praying for one another. "As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend."Proverbs 27:17 With friendship comes many responsibilities but also many great pleasures for we have the ability to pick our friends which represents and reflects who we are not only in the eyes of society but also in the eyes of God. Be Still And Know That I Am.