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.