Stan’s Corner, Tuesday, September 20

Thoughts on friendship from The Christian Century:  “Friendships are possible only if we are willing to make space for another person in oiur lives.  But this is risky an sometimes gets messy, because the very people we are initially delighted to make room for in our lives can hurt and disappoint us as the friendships unfold.  Then our inclination is not to create space but to close it off and protect ourselves by writing our friends out of our story….what Augustine said was true:  friends are God’s gift to us and God loves us through them.”   Paul J. Wadell