While enjoying my very first cup of coffee on this Saturday morning, I came across a wonderful blog post on the subject of Spiritual Friendships. I've been blogging for about 5 years now. During that time, I've made some very wonderful friends. Some are "online" friends only, while others have become "real life" friends.
Though rare, some have become "spiritual friends". These are the friendships that draw you closer to Christ. These are the people that walk right along side you. These are the friendships that challenge you to be all that God has made you to be...to go against the flow...to go against the flesh.
This blog post mentions the book, "An Introduction to the Devout Life" by St. Frances de Sales. I happen to be reading this book right now and I just recently read the quote that the author of this blog post used...."Friendship varies according to the variety of these communications, and they vary according to the benefits interchanged; if these are vain and false, then the friendship is vain and false; if they are true, then the friendship will be true; and the more excellent those qualities exchanged, the higher will the friendship be".
Oh, how blessed I am to have spiritual friends! They are placed in our lives by a Divine Appointment! If you have spiritual friends, cultivate those relationships, treasure them and most of all BE a spiritual friend.
Tell me about your spiritual friends!
(H/T: The Practicing Catholic)