F is for Friendship

People come into your life for 
a reason, a season, or a lifetime. 
When you figure out which one it is, 
you  will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . 
It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. 
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, 
to provide you with guidance and support, 
to aid you physically,emotionally, or spiritually. 
They may seem like a godsend, and they are! 
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, 
or at an inconvenient time, 
this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they move. 
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realise is that 
our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. 
The prayer you sent up has been answered. 
And now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON . . .
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. 
Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; 
things you must build upon 
in order to have a solid emotional foundation. 
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, 
and put what you have learned to use 
in all other relationships and areas of your life. 
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. 
— Author Unknown

A Few Quotes from the Bible

Some friends play at friendship
but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.
— Proverbs 18:24

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 
For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. 
But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
–Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 

I do not call you servants any longer, 
because the servant does not know what the master is doing; 
but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you 
everything that I have heard from my Father.
–John 15:15

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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