“A friendship which does not grow closer with the years tends to vanish with the years. And it is the same with us and God.”
From my morning readings in “The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians”, Daily Study Bible Series, by William Barclay.
I believe that friendship to be the cornerstone of each of our lives. And how do we grow our friendships? By giving time to our friends. By sharing with them. Laughing with them. Crying with them. Telling them what is in our hearts.
But also, crucially, by listening to them. Trying to understand them. Concerning ourselves with what concerns them.
Prayer lets us do all of these things!