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Friends with the Lord

heart and crossRecall the last time you had a heart-to-heart conversation with a friend. It required the letting down of guards, and it probably involved the discussion of matters that were intimately personal. Perhaps you were seeking advice, and perhaps advices were given; what mattered at the end was the friend’s presence. Our hearts were exposed, but they were also transformed. The same goes for our friendship with God. It will change us, and changes can be intimidating. But God isn’t intimidating, and love always transforms us.

Edmund Lo, SJ, reflects on the meaning of friendship with God in a thoughtful article at Ibo et Non Redibo. For more on this topic, read God Wants Our Friendship by William A. Barry, SJ.

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