What does it take to be a good friend? What is a good friend?
I think the very best example is in the life of Jesus Christ, He taught us what a friend truly is.
If you are one of those that find it hard to keep or to make good friends and you wonder what it is that could be wrong
with you if anything. You might try some soul searching as to why it is.
First of all Jesus Christ was the greatest of friends, he never lost faith in people, He was very loyal to those He was
close by and to those that were not doing well He saw there was hope and He gave them a chance to become a better person.
He even said He did not come to judge people, for that was left to the Heavenly Father.
When people made mistakes He always gave them more than a second chance.
He defended those that were weak, stood up against those that wanted to run down those that made mistakes.
He did not gossip about people, He rebuked those that did. He came against the big heads in that day to defend God's little
He was a man of His word, what He said He did and still does. He does not change with the wind.
He was never two faced; He never talked about their weakness to others. He did not carry rumors about people.
If He believes in someone, He does not stop believing in them. He is ever faithful to those that love Him though they
may have problems. His love is forever the same.
When someone has been assigned to a position He does not decide to call someone else in He stands firm on their position,
so He is very fair.
He took a beating for His friends and He gave His life for their lost souls. He was and is the truest of friends He is
more than a friend He is God manifested in flesh making the way for fallen man to become all they can be through Him.
What does it take to be a good friend, what is a good friend? Jesus Christ is the only example to follow.
Where to read about such a one, start in the new testament that will get you started out the right way to being a good
friend and it will even teach you how to keep a good friend.
Sonja © 2007