The Trials of Friendship
Of course, they claimed that “God told them” to talk to someone else about the problem instead of confronting him personally. I suppose you can do whatever you want as long as you make it clear that “God told you” and apparently, God now endorses gossip, slander and false accusation.
Friendship is about helping others when they’re in danger – not departing from them for the sake of self-preservation. Isolationism is not the answer. True friends see the good in others and encourage its development. They don’t overlook the bad, but they don’t make it the focus of every discussion. They nurture others and suffer along with them, bearing each other’s burdens.
If I’m the kind of friend who can be pressured to leaving your side when the adversary is having a good time at your expense, then I’m not really a friend at all.
I’m learning a lot about friendship and loyalty in this new season. And when I return to Facebook, things are going to be a lot different.