November Virtue Celebrating Friendship
By Bernadette A. Moyer
Through the years I have often told my children, “in order to have a friend, you must first be a friend.” What does it take to make, manage and maintain a friendship?
“Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to speak badly of others, not to criticize, not to gossip, but rather to love everyone.” Pope Francis
How can we celebrate our friendships? What might we do to be a better friend? So much of keeping a relationship going points back to acceptance and tolerance. We make the time for the people that matter the most to us. We show them by our actions how important they are to us.
Today we are living in a country divided; our politics shows us this as we are trying to find our identity, what better time than now to take to heart the words above from Pope Francis?
“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” William Shakespeare
This November, won’t you join me and celebrate friendship?
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