Are you the kind of friend you want to have?
Sometimes I am.
Sometimes I'm not.
Sometimes I am the worst kind of friend to those I love the most.
Why is that?
Why do the ones we love the most sometimes see the
ugliest parts inside us?
Solomon writes in Proverbs 17, "A friend loves at all times."
Jesus tells us what friends look like.
In John 15:13-15 Jesus says, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends,
if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what
his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things
that I have heard from My Father I have made known to
If we aren't loving like this then we aren't being true friends.
Jesus says earlier in John 15:5, "apart from Him we can do nothing."
In those times when we are not being good friends, maybe we aren't doing it through Jesus.