J. I. Packer

A friend is…

A friend is a push when you have stopped, a word when you are lonely, a guide when you are searching, a smile when you are sad and a song when you are glad; a friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom, Praying

I came across this quote earlier and it made me think about our culture of having many facebook friends. How many friends do I have who match this description? More importantly, to how many people am I this sort of friend? Therein lies the challenge.

If you were wondering about the connection to praying, the quote came in the context of God (and specifically Jesus) being our friend.