I Love to Hear How Friendship Works For Other People
One of the most beautiful things I have experienced is when real friendships form. Conflict arises, I see the beast inside of you, you see the beast inside of me, and we choose to forgive. It’s never pretty at first. And sometimes it just takes silence and a ministry of presence.
The Beautiful Broken
Let's get real. For every mean-spirited, judgmental thing some preacher has said, I've thought something nastier, more hateful, and more cutting about one of my neighbors. For every act of homophobia by my fellow Christians, I've done something stupid to demonstrate my manliness. For every brother or sister whose moral failure has been exposed, I've failed privately. ...If we really believe the gospel we proclaim, we'll be honest about our own beauty and brokenness, ...and the beautiful broken one will make himself known to our neighbors through the chinks in our armor...and in theirs.