Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friendship and faith

Artist: Alfred Stevens

Here is an observation that is both thought-full and thought provoking. It reminds us that a sycophant is never a friend or even a loyal servant:

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.

-- William Arthur Ward


  1. Beautiful Ellie! Sounds to me as though Jesus is our truest friend!
    Isn't it really freeing to be loved 'in spite of it all'. Perhaps that is the true meaning behind the phrase - love is blind. How often we get caught up in our trivial and daily self-criticisms. Jesus looks at us with love, pure love.

  2. Yes, Andie, I agee.

    Interestingly, William Arthur Ward (the writer who said that) was a Methodist lay leader --- so I imagine he thought so too!


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