Overheard this phrase few days ago while walking: "Friends are diamonds/gold" *Reflected*
And thought - Maybe it's more accurate to see friends as
diamonds-in-the-making, refining-gold in the furnace instead; because
being a friend is not just looking at someone in a certain loving
treasuring way, but to be a part of the process of the refining, the
critiquing, the moulding, the nudging - it
takes courage/boldness to surface honest, hard truths, it takes
commitment to walk with someone through it, it takes love to keep the
interest of the other at heart at all times, it takes prayer and
discipline to work through what part you are to play in his/her life...
"Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6"