Wednesday, August 18, 2010

That's what friends are for

It's been three months since I last blogged. Part of the reason is that I went on holiday and took a break from social networking (Twitter, Facebook and blogging). Apologies if this caused anyone any separation-anxiety. It has certainly been an eye opening experience to see how addictive social networking is. Anyway, that is not the reason for this post.

I would like to ask a question. Do you have a friend? Of course you do. But do you have a friend who is honest and who dares ask the tough questions? I was reminded today of two of my friendships where these friends have been hugely influential in my formation. I have a lot of pals, but only a handful of friends. Do you know what I mean?

Friends are there to read between the lines, to encourage, but also to stretch us so that we will be honest with ourselves and with those whom we love. So, today I am giving thanks to God for these friends. My second prayer is that I will be such a friend to others. May I have the courage and the audacity to help others grow in their journey.

So much for now, before I get addicted to blogging again.


Mark Penrith said...

Welcome back.

I love Proverbs 27:17, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

Delme Linscott said...

I agree with Mark - Welcome back Wessel. We missed you.
I know what you mean about the addictiveness of social networking - I always take a break when I am on leave and it takes me a few days to 'de-tox' from the social networks.
Enjoy your friends and family.
Blessings to you my friend,