A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. — Prov 18:24 NET
Friendship is one of the cheapest and most accessible of pleasures; it requires no outlay and no very serious expenditure of time or trouble. It is quite easy to make friends, if one wants to… There is surely no greater pleasure in the world than to feel one is needed, welcomed, missed, and loved.
— Arthur C. Benson.
“Friendship is love without his wings.”
— William H. Taft (from Byron).
Without sympathy, in the highest sense of intellectual penetration, kindness may be a folly, and intended aid, oppression.
— John Ruskin.
My Father, may I know the delight of true friendship which is responsive and sincere. May I never feel so secure in myself that I will cease to want friends, or be so dependent on others that I will be continually seeking them. May I understand the value of having a stanch friend and of being one. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - September 15
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.