Monday, February 04, 2008

Some friendships do not last, 
but some friends are more loyal than family.
Based on Proverbs 18:24

In recent weeks I have been constantly awestruck by the way God works through the people in my life... and how truly blessed I am to have friends like mine. I have amazing friends... and I should not take them for granted.

Do you have people in your life who inspire you to be a better, more authentic person? Are there people around you who ask you how God is moving in your life or with whom you discuss your prayer life? Are there people who laugh with you when life gets absurd? Do you have people in your life who affirm who you are and yet do not lie to you about your faults?

I am blessed because those are all things that my friends do. And it's not that I hadn't realized it before, but in the past few weeks all of this has become apparent in a way that it hadn't before. For instance, one friend of mine and I talked for hours about God's call and our responses. Another few friends of mine inspire me with their faith... and call me to be better just by their very presence. 

God speaks in many ways. As I used to tell my students, "God speaks to us 24/7. We just need to pay attention." I guess you could say that lately I've been paying more attention... and God has spoken volumes to my heart... and it's always exactly what's needed.

So, to my friends who happen upon my blog every once in a while, thank you. Thank you for being an experience of God for me. My gratitude is more immense than I can put into words. Oh... and thank you for your infinite patience with me. 

Many blessings to all who read this!
Sr. N

3 comments:

Soutenus said...

I like that -- "God speaks to us 24/7. We just need to pay attention." It is so true. Thank you for the reminder. Sometimes - even in our own silent times we can be so busy with emotions, thoughts, worries, anticipation, etc. that we drown out the messages God is giving us.

Kelly_SSJ/A said...

Thank you for sharing that! It inspires me to pay even greater attention to the little whispers God likes to speak in especially in this season of Lent. I pray that you have a blessed Lenten journey and become ever closer to he who is love.

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