Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not enter your brother’s house in the day of your disaster; a neighbor nearby is better than a brother far away. — Prov 27:10 NET
In the hour of distress and misery the eye of every mortal turns to friendship; in the hour of gladness and conviviality, what is your want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude or with other sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? A friend.
— Walter Savage Landor.
The hurried quest of some people to get hold of new friends is so perpetual that they never have time to get acquainted with anyone.
My Lord and my Friend, I pray that my sympathy may be sincere and comforting, and with a glad heart I may bring rejoicing to my friends. May I learn from thee how I may be a permanent friend. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - September 17
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.