A friend loves at all times, and a sibling is born for a time of adversity. - Proverbs 17:7
Here we are, you and I, and I hope a third, Christ in our midst... Come now, beloved, open your heart, and pour into these friendly ears whatsoever you will, and let us accept gracefully the blessing of this place, time and leisure. - Aelred of Riveaulx, 12th Century
As we’ve been pondering what it means to go through suffering with community his week, take time today to ponder the two comments above about friendship. What is God saying to you through them? Is there comfort for you there, or perhaps challenge? Who comes to mind? Hold these things before Jesus now.