The word friends and acquaintances are often
entwine. The person who is an acquaintance gets
the name of friend, that isn't quite that. And
someone we call friend are actually more an acquaintance.
Friend, the real word friend, as we age, brings
on a new meaning. Friend is not taken lightly.
You are there thru everything and anything.
There is a good e-mail that goes around about this.
The difference. Wish I had it so I could show the difference.
In the newspaper there are two different yet
similar articles of the most breakdown of the
human race to most of us.
One is in part denial and the other who just went
thru court and got sentenced. Both have friends,
at least I hope the denier has friends because
he really is going to need them.
The one sentenced, has friends. He sat there
as his friends stood up for him. They were not
happy about the circumstance of the charges.
May even been nausea by them, when they first
found out about it. But they have put it to the side,
and have chose to hate the sin but not the sinner.
These friends will be there after the sentence is
done. After all they went to court and knowing it
will be a matter of record, and thus likely newsworthy,
to stand up for their friend.
Any one can be there in the good times. But it
takes the real test of a friendship, to be there in
the bad times. The worse of times. And as we stand
on the side lines, not involved in this particular
worse of times, we wonder ....would we be such a
friend to those who we call friends..... and would our
friends be there for us, if we were fighting the
demon's of life and fault to them. Do we have a
real friend who can forgive the sin, yet find the
sinner redeemable. The last part of friend is end...
but to what end?
Out of Step
3 hours ago