Thoughts on Friendship

[Written Especially for Young People]

Students, like other people, desire friendship and are entitled to friendship which is mutually joyous, constructive, enduring, and spiritually progressive. When properly approached, it is seen that the need for friendship is beautifully and adequately met by divine Mind.

The Bible and the writings of our Leader contain many inspired references to friendship. On page 80 of "Retrospection and Introspection," for instance, we read, "There are no greater miracles known to earth than perfection and an unbroken friendship;" and in Proverbs we read, "A friend loveth at all times." The most perfectly friendly characters revealed by history are plainly Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy. They not only had the rare capacity for the expression of edifying personal friendship, but the still rarer, indeed sublime, capacity for universal, impersonal friendship founded on an enthralling love of God, good.

What Things You Need
September 8, 1934

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