You've Got a Friend in Me


A Friendship Blessing.

May you be blessed with good friends. May you learn to be a good friend to yourself. May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness. May this change you. May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you. May you be brought into the real passion, kinship, and affinity of belonging. May you treasure your friends. May you be good to them and may you be there for them; may they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth, and light that you need for your journey. May you never be isolated. May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your soul friend. John O’Donohue

  • Read this poem reflectively, even prayerfully, several times. What word or phrase stands out?

  • How might feeling warmth and forgiveness towards yourself transform you and your current friendships?

  • Verbally offer thanks to the soul friends in your life. If you lack these types of friends, yet have the desire, share this with the Lord and perhaps reach out to a spiritual director.

BETH

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