Transforming Together: Authentic Spiritual Mentoring

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friends

I just said good bye to a friend.  She had come to "be" for a few days.
Some "stuff" was stirring in her soul; good stirrings, deep stirrings, and, at times,
painful stirrings.
She had come, hopeful of finding someone to help with the stirrings.

Friendship.  What a gift!  The invitation to enter a life, to sit and "be" with another.
Incredible!

How are we 'being' in this area of life?

Seems like many struggle with friendship; what it is....what it is not.....
who to invite in, who to ask to leave....

Perhaps the "glue", the "substance" of a friendship ought to be revisited.

If the purpose of the friendship is to "be", truly "be", then that friendship will last a lifetime
and beyond.

If the purpose of the friendship is to "do", to "fix", to add to "me", to "something other than be", then that friendship is in constant jeprody of running its course and, in due time, passing away.

May you, may I, continue learning to "be" in the life of others.....
and invite others to "be" in our lives.....
It is so very needful.

Being......,

    Ele

2 Comments:

Blogger GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Thanks for the reminder, Ele, of how important our friends are to us. I am so blessed by friends. I am glad your friend got to come and spend time with you.

April 17, 2010 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger Ele Parrott said...

Glenda, thank you for being in so many lives! It is wonderful to see the Spirit utilize who you are in others!! May it always be so!!
Love to you, Ele

April 17, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

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