Youth: Friendship

A LIFE WORTH LIVING: A Year of Learning and Living
June – A Month of Friendship

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"The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when."   – Simon Sinek

Friends . . . they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.    – Henry David Thoreau

The only way to have a friend is to be one.    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants[a] any longer, because the servant[b] does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.     
    – Jesus (John 15: 12-15)

A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.   – Proverbs 17:17

The true friend is the one who’s coming in the door while everyone else is going out. Friends are the ones who love you when you’re hard to love, stand by you when it’s not the popular thing to do and are there for you when you need it, even if it means they don’t get anything back.

A friend will strengthen you with his prayers, bless you with his love, and encourage you with his hope.
There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship.                   
    – St Thomas Aquinas

Watch

Best Friendship Song Ever by Bruno Mars

The Friendship Algorithm from The Big Bang Theory

Lessons learned from making a new friend every day for a year: Maria Scileppi at TEDxVeniceBeach

Pray

Loving God, I pray for the grace to be a good friend.
May I be a gentle presence in the life of my friends,
ever willing to listen, to forgive, and to extend hospitality.
Remind me of the importance of friendship
so that I take the time to nourish these precious relationships.
I pray this in the name of Jesus,
who knew what it meant to be a good friend.
Amen