Monday, May 18, 2009

More on friendship

"Love and Friendship"

Yesterday's gospel reading is staying with me today --- mainly because some friends I care about have been in a very unpleasant conflict with each other. Here are two thoughts that I think are very wise indeed:

A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain,
Would rather be the one experiencing the pain,
Than to have to watch their friend suffer.

-- Amanda Gier

Here's the other one:

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

-- Chinese Proverb

1 comment:

  1. i've always had great fondness for the hatchet quote! it's just so....visual?


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