Saturday, June 20, 2009

Café Chat June 20th

Today's topic:

Name 3 qualities or characteristics of a good/close friend.
Explain why the qualities or characteristics you listed are important to you in your friendships.

For someone to be counted as a close friend, they must be honest and faithful - faithful to God above all else, faithful to themself and faithful to others.

We are all prone to stray from God and there is no expectation that anyone on earth is perfect. But trust is a key element of the bond between friends and trust is not possible if the relationship is not founded on honesty and faithfulness.

The ulitimate model for friendship is found in our relationship with God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit). In spending time with Him, in seeking Him, in looking to please Him we develop the skills we need to be a friend to others.

This has certainly been thought-provoking.

NOTE: I am hoping to get honest, faithful feedback on the changes in my blog format. This is a work-in-progress but I'm very interested in your comments.

4 comments:

Toknowhim said...

I think you nailed one of the top qualities needed in a friendship and that is trust... With God in the middle of a friendship it will be a good one.

Remember that we are switching the Chat day to Thursday... Please come by on Thursday as you have been a regular part of our Chat so far...

Blessings

HisFireFly said...

Honesty and trust are so key! Great post.
And yes, having the Lord smack dab in the middle is always best.

Bernie said...

The side margins of the new blog look like a nice, cool, refreshing swimming pool. Seeing as how hot it is that sounds mighty nice.

Shelby said...

I didn't see your blog prior to the changes but I can tell you that I like what I see now! :-)

I think it's interesting that honesty is such a theme through the people who answered this question. Admittedly, probably only Christians do the Cafe Chat but even so - I'm struck that none of us is interested in superficiality.