Capsule for the Day
A true friend is the best gift you can have. He or she rises as the sun to light up your life, cause your talents and gifts to spring up and sustain their growth. A true friend doesn't compete with you, because he or she is comfortable in his or her own skin. He or she knows you are different.
He or she appreciates you for who you are, but at the same time, he or she challenges you to grow and be the best you can be. A true friend is proud of you when you shine and rise as a sun for others. A true friend sets you free but watches your back. He or she upholds you when you are down.
I want to have this friend. You want to have that friend. We all want that friend. But can we become the friend? Can we become the sun that causes others to grow and shine? Can we be a friend? Jonathan and David come to mind (1 Samuel chp 18 - 20). Can we learn from them?
Fr. Francis Afu