We Need a Best Friend

Former prisoner James Knapp confessed to police that he’d robbed two stores in Oklahoma (USA), because he missed his old cell mates. Police said they’d see if James could be reunited with his buddies.

But I think Mr. Knapp might have said something worth listening to. We need friends, no matter where we find them.

And do you know who your best friend is? Automaker Henry Ford was having lunch with a man, when he suddenly asked the man that very question. “Who is your best friend?” Ford asked.

The man hesitated and Ford went on. “I’ll tell you who your best friend is,” he said. Then he wrote this sentence for the man to read: “Your best friend is he who brings out the best that is within you.” Our best friends are those who do more than simply like us. They also believe in us. They support us but, occasionally, they nudge us as well.

Someone put it well: “A friend is someone who knows you as you are, understands where you’ve been, accepts who you’ve become, and still, gently invites you to grow.

“Now…who is your best friend?

And so, we pray: O Lord, the world can be so lonely at times. Many of us grow up without that special life-long friend to help us through life. Help us all to find someone who understands, accepts us, and still remains our friend. Amen.

Grace and Peace

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