A loyal friend is somethng beyond price, there is no measuring his worth.
God ... why is it so hard to get close to people
to let people get close to me ... to make friends?
Is it because I've been hurt before
and am afraid to be vulnerable again?
Is it because I think others will take advantage of my openness?
Your Son had twelve close friends.
One sold Him for thirty pieces of silver.
Another denied that he ever knew Him.
The rest ran away when he needed them most.
Jesus even predicted these things - yet He didn't shut Himself off from friendship.
Make me willing to take the risk, too.
Help me to realize that, ultimately, in opening to another human being.
We are opening ourselves to You.
a Christopher's Prayer