Thought of the day:
‘What could you want more than to have someone by your side with whom you can talk as with yourself?’ Wrote the great Roman philosopher Cicero deeply in the pages of history – thus describing one of the most complex phenomena that defines the human being, and which is simply called ‘friendship.’
Being eminently a social being, man will do everything in his power to position himself close to his peers, from which he will rigorously choose a select pleiad, generically called ‘friends’ to be with him for good and the hard. Simple or complicated people with whom the limp being identifies and with whom he is ready to share even the most intimate thoughts.
With the modernization of the society in which we live, however, it seems that the reality of each of us has somehow changed irreversibly, undergoing incomprehensible mutations a few decades ago, when ‘sitting’ seemed to be perhaps the most beautiful definition of ‘friendship’. and when comradeship ‘sincerity,’ or hospitality, or humanity, could in no way be questioned.
And yet, in this society of asynchronous colors, there is a kind of friendship that can still make a difference, giving us back the freedom of a real and sincere intimacy, but which few still find among the digitized thickets of the new world. It is the sincere friendship of the Creator, addressed to each of us. An unedited and untouched friendship; a friendship in which to feel again the passion of an intimate comrade.
The decision is in and only in your hands:
‘Make friends with God, and you will have peace – this is the advice of the great Job (22:21) the man who talked with God – Make friends with God, and you will rejoice in happiness.’
But remember, ‘The friendship of the Lord is offered with a generous hand to those who fear him.’ Ps 25:14
Where you are, do what you haven’t done in a long time. Open your heart and whisper in secret: God, I want you to be my Friend too. You will then see happiness with your own eyes.
Pastor Florin Antonie