I was thinking about friendships and what a really really truly God-given friend is. The definition from the website defines friend as:

  1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
  2. a person who gives assistance
  3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile
  4. a member of the same nation, party, etc

The definition of friendship from defines friendship as:

  1. the state of being a friend; association as friends

I think friends can be many things but a true friend in a true friendship knows no boundaries.

Some friends are born into the family structure. These friendships are lifelong and special.

Some friendships are just magical as two different people from two different pasts just absolutely adore each other’s company.

Then there are the ones that grown ups choose. We choose to interact to see if a friendship can happen. This is where I am. I will act as your friend and see where it takes us.

Friends are there no matter what.

Friends are important.

Friends are to tell each other the truth as they see it.

As your friend, please, stop apologizing for your heritage and history. You are not a slave owner. You never owned any slaves. The people you bow down to were never slaves. The people you bow down to will never be slaves. There needs to be a mutual respect but not one race, creed, color, ethnic background is better than another. Each one of us was carried by a woman, born into this world alive, and matured into an adult. Everyone alive has this gift of life given to them, and it is full of promise and excitement and privilege. Help the people around you, all of them, to see this gift and cherish it and cherish it in the others they are in contact with.

I know you have great power, and with great power comes greater responsibility. As your friend, take care of yourself, take care of your family, take care of your friends, and take care of the people that put you in this place of honor.

In Christ’s love I write

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