True Friendship

Several years ago I jotted down some quotes about friendship, and I’d like to share some of my favorites with you.  Just sit in silence for a while and soak up the depths of meaning in each one.

What is a real friend?

“A friend loves at all times…” Proverbs 17:17
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” Walter Winchell
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” G. Randolf

How can I be a true friend?

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa

 “When you love, you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.” Ernest Hemingway
Ultimate Friendship
The quote by Hemingway about sacrifice speaks volumes of what real friendship is, and I can’t think of a better example than how Jesus sacrificed His life for us.
Friends on earth will always have flaws and weaknesses and sometimes will even turn their backs on us, but Jesus is a Friend Who always has and always will remain faithful and steadfast.  He knows our deepest secrets, and yet He will never betray us.  He has paid the ultimate sacrifice for us, and He will never, never, never leave us or forsake us.
What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear…”
Do you have friendship quotes or experiences to share?
What personal experience revealed Jesus as your BEST FRIEND?

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