"Some friends don't help, but a true friend is closer than your own family." Proverbs 18:24
In church yesterday, our pastor gave a sermon on relationships - and got me thinking about those in my life. Pastor Nick has a way with words, and you have to give someone credit who can stand in front of a church full of people and laugh at himself. I believe that if everyone involved themselves with a good pastor therapists would be a thing of the past.
Yesterday's sermon was on relationships, which can be categorized into three levels: black and white, color, and high definition. The challenge was to think about all the relationships in our own lives, and evaluate what types they are.
Black & White: receive without the expectation of giving
Color: receive with the expectation of giving
High Definition: receive wihout the expectation of receiving
Of course we all want to believe all of our relationships are high definition, but really, who are we kidding? Let's face it, a HUGE part of our existence and day-to-day revolves around relationships - at work, home, the store, whereever we find ourselves. Isn't it time we started being a little more choosy about which of the three types we want? Isn't it time we start thinking about which of those three categories we ourselves fall into?
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can hope to find is a genuine friend." -Robert Louis Stevenson