Intersecting Life and Faith

The Instrument of Friendship


“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality in a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice  of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” ~~C.S. Lewis The Four Loves

1 Comment

  1. Terri

    Love that quote! Jody, I’ve left a couple of comments under various posts and they never show up. I’m not sure why but didn’t want you to think I wasn’t reading!

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