Do you want to have Good Friends?

Kuwait
March 23, 2012 12:51am CST
Most people want to have good friends. Being able to share your experiences with close companions enriches your life. But how can you find genuine frienship? Nearly 2000 years ago Jesus showed that the key to success in all human relations is unselfish love. He taught :"Just as you want men to do to you,do the same way to them."(Luke 6:31) This statement,often called the Golden Rule,shows that you need to be an unselfish,giving person to have friends. Simply put,to have a friend,you need to be one. How? A close warm friendship cannot be cultivated overnight. After all,friends are much more than acquaintances. They are individuals to whom you attach yourself emotionally. Developing and maintaining close bonds takes effort. Frienship often requires that you put your companion's needs ahead of your own convenience. Friends share not only their joys but also their disappointments. You show true friendship especially by giving emotional and practical support to a person in need. Proverbs 17:17 states: "A true companion is loving all the time,and is a brother that is born for when there is distress." Infact,bonds of friendship may be even stronger than certain family ties. Proverbs 18:24 notes: "There exist companions disposed to break one another to pieces,but there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother." A simple advised based from the Bible for all of us.:)
4 responses
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
I'd love to have many friends.They are the one who gave you learning and also values in life. To know their stories and to know them as a friend. I had a set of friends. friends just for fun;who always make me smile and gave me burst of laughter. I had friends,who are very sensitive and conservative and also I had a friends that I keep for many years now. Because those event of our life was just so amazing.
• Kuwait
24 Mar 12
Truly saying its hard to find friends with such qualities. I have a lot of friends,various type of friends. There were friends that have been a real brothers and sisters to me staying through thick and thin,understanding what i'm going through. But there are friends also that will only stay as long as you have something they can get,but when the time of your wanting comes they just vanish,disappear like they dont even know you. Sad to say but its a fact.
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
we cant denied that one, among your friends there always a friend or friends who's opposite. I always encountered that one because of so many friends I have. There always be like that. But i keep it simple to myself I know where I stand and I'm making sure that i look for qualities that i want to be with.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
23 Mar 12
True friendship in our time has become rare .. If you find such a friend Be with him , what Christ said is like what Muhammad had said in the Hadith : "love for your brother what you love for yourself"
• Kuwait
23 Mar 12
I have read that too,i found some similarities with regards to the teachings of Quran and Bible.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
23 Mar 12
Because the source is one, both heavenly religions, God sent down the Gospel to Jesus and the Quran to Mohammed
• India
2 Jun 12
Every persdon wud want to ahve good friends.
@bird123 (10525)
• United States
24 Mar 12
OK, really good discussion here. Let's also not forget that unconditional love is doing what is best for your friend and not just what they want. This can be hard to do, however, like you said, it marks what true friendship really is.