Friday January 25, 2019
What I am Thinking About
Most of us could say we have friends. I don’t mean friends as Facebook defines it – I have over 1,000 of those people I am connected to for one reason or another. But friends, folks who we hang out with every now and again. The ones we laugh with, celebrate with, struggle with, grieve with…drop kids off at school with or ride bikes along the seashore with.
Friends are good, important, necessary for life.
And from those friends, we might have a couple of really good friends – the ones who know all of our baggage, have seen us at our best and worst and just keep on loving us.
But there is this other category of friend. The ones who really see us. These are the friends that hear words and know the depth behind them. They have wandered into dark places with us, not to bring us out but to sit alongside. These friends know our heart’s longing, our spiritual centre, and can name when we are wandering too far from the place we need to be internally. I call these soul friends.
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